Oligocene (~34 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
0/25/45/0
RGB color
R: 253 G: 192 B: 122
Rank
chronostratigraphic Epoch
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
valid formal name
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
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Nomenclature

German
Oligozän
French
Oligocène
Italian
Oligocene
English
Oligocene (~34 Ma)
Origin of the Name
oligos = peu , kaïno = récent
Historical Variants
--- (Beyrich 1854), Oliocène (Denizot et al. 1957), Oligocän, Oligocaen
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Synonyms
Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
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Geomorphology
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Thickness
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Components

Lithological content
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Mineral content
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Fossil content
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Hierarchy and succession

Superordinate unit
Subordinate units
Units at roof
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Units at floor
Lateral equivalents
Upper boundary
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Lower boundary
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Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
late Oligocene
Note about top
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Age at base
Rupelian
Note about base
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Dating method
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Geography

Geographical extent
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Type area
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Type locality
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Type profile
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Reference profiles
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Point of interest
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Paleogeography and tectonic

Paleogeography
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Kind of protolith
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Conditions of formation
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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Time Scale
  • Paratethys
  • Mammal stages
Metamorphism
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Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

Definition
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Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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  • Chattian (~28 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the Chatti tribe (Deutschland).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Stage
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
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    Age
    Oligocene - Oligocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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  • Rupelian (~34 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the Rupel river (Belgium).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Stage
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
    First stage of the Oligocene. Its definition was originally based on the Rupel Group.
    Age
    early Oligocene - early Oligocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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