Priabonian (~38 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
0/20/30/0
RGB color
R: 253 G: 205 B: 161
Rank
chronostratigraphic Stage
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
valid formal name
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
Formerly considered as equivalent to the Bartonian.

Nomenclature

German
Priabonien
French
Priabonien
Italian
Priaboniano
English
Priabonian (~38 Ma)
Origin of the Name

Named after the village of Priabona (Italia), Vicenza.

Historical Variants
Priabonien (Munier-Chalmas & de Lapparent 1893, Boussac 1912, Cita 1969 [Colloque sur l'Eocène, Paris 1968]), Priaboniano (dal Piaz & Trevisan 1956), Priabonium, Priabon
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Synonyms

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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
FAD Chiasmolithus oamaruensis (calcareous nannoplancton) = base NP18
Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
late Eocene
Note about top
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Age at base
late Eocene
Note about base
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Dating method
Biostratigraphy: Nummulites (N. aff. fabianii and N. retiatus), planktonic Foraminifera (P15-P17) and Nannoplancton (NP18-NP21)

Geography

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Type area
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
Munier-Chalmas E., de Lapparent A. (1893): Traité de géologie. , 3ème édition

p.477: ... nous chercherons dans les régions méditerranéennes un équivalent nummulitique de l'Eocène supérieur du Nord. Du nom de Priabona, dans les Colli Berici, où les couches de l'Eocène supérieur prennent un beau développement, nous tirerons le nom de Priabonien.
Revision
dal Piaz G., Trevisan L. (1956): Italia. , Lexique stratigraphique international, vol. 1 Europe, Fasc. 11
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Material and varia

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