Leiboden-Mergel

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Representation and status

Color CMYK
(0%,0%,0%,100%)
Color RGB
R: 205 G: 215 B: 55
Rank
lithostratigraphic Member (Subformation)
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
local name (informal)

Nomenclature

Deutsch
Leiboden-Mergel
Français
Marne du Leiboden
Italiano
Marna del Leiboden
English
Leiboden Marl
Origin of the Name

Alp Leiboden (SG), östlich Amden

Historical Variants

Leibodenmergel (Arn. Heim & Oberholzer 1907, Arn. Heim 1923, Tollmann 1985)

Description

Thickness
Bis 50 m.

Hierarchy and sequence

Superordinate unit
Units at roof

Age

Age at top
  • Santonian
Age at base
  • Coniacian

Geography

Geographical extent
Auf den südhelvetischen Raum beschränkt.

Palaenography and tectonic

  • Upper Cretaceous
  • Cretaceous of the Helvetics
Paleogeography
North Tethyan Shelf :
marge continentale européenne
Tectonic unit (resp. main category)
Kind of protolith
  • sedimentary
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