Cambrian (541.0 +/-1.0 Ma)

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Rappresentazione e statuto

Colore CMYK
50 / 20 / 65 / 0 (Commission for the Geological Map of the World)
Colore RGB
R: 127 G: 160 B: 86
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Periodo cronostratigrafico
Uso
Unità in uso.
Status
termine formale valido

Nomenclatura

Deutsch
Kambrium
Français
Cambrien
Italiano
Cambriano
English
Cambrian (541.0 +/-1.0 Ma)
Origine del nome

Derived from the Latinised form of the Welsh name Cymru (Wales).

Varianti storiche
--- (Sedgwick 1835-1836), Silurique inférieur = Cambrium (Mayer-Eymar 1888), Kambrium
Nota sul nome
From the Old Welsh combrog = compatriot. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth in the first part of his pseudohistory Historia Regum Britanniae, the Trojan Brutus had three sons among whom (having subdued Gogmagog) he divided his lands after landing in Britain. His elder son, Locrinus, received the land between the rivers Humber and Severn, which he called Loegria (a Latinization of the Welsh name Lloegr, "England"). His second son, Albanactus, got the lands beyond the Humber, which took from him the name of Albany (Yr Alban in Welsh: Scotland). The younger son, Camber, was bequeathed everything beyond the Severn, which was called after him "Cambria".

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