Paleocene (~66 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
0/35/55/0
RGB color
R: 253 G: 167 B: 95
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
Paleozän
French
Paléocène
Italian
Paleocene
English
Paleocene (~66 Ma)
Origin of the Name

palaeos = ancient , eos = dawn, kaïno = recent (i.e. Palaeo-Eocene, see Pulvertaft 1999)

Historical Variants
--- (Schimper 1874), Paléocène (Denizot et al. 1957), Paleocän, Paleocaen
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

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
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Note about top
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Age at base
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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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  • Thanetian (~59 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the Isle of Thanet (Kent, UK).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Stage
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
    Last stage of the Paleocene.
    Age
    late Paleocene - late Paleocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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  • Selandian (~62 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the Zealand island (Denmark).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Stage
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
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    Age
    middle Paleocene - middle Paleocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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  • Danian (~ 66 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the Latin name for Denmark.

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Stage
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
    First stage of the Paleocene (and hence of the Cenozoic as well).
    Age
    early Paleocene - early Paleocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
    Originally considered as part of the Cretaceous (craie).