Thanetian (~59 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
0/25/50/0
RGB color
R: 253 G: 191 B: 111
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
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Nomenclature

German
Thanétien
French
Thanétien
Italian
Thanetiano
English
Thanetian (~59 Ma)
Origin of the Name

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

Historical Variants
Thanétien (Renevier 1873), Thanéton (Mayer-Eymar 1888), Thanetium
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
FAD Areoligeria gippingensis (coccolithophore)
Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
late Paleocene
Note about top
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Age at base
late Paleocene
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
Renevier E. (1873): Tableau des terrains sedimentaires formes pendant les epoques de la phase organique du globe terrestre avec leurs representants en Suisse et dans les regions classiques, leurs synonymies et les principaux fossiles de chaque etage , Bull. soc. vaudoise sc. nat. 13, 218

Eocène inférieur. Sables du Soissonais inférieurs. Calcaire à Miliolites inférieurs des Pyrénées. Argiles rutilantes de Vitrolles. Membre inférieur du Vicentin. (Thanet sous Londres)
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Important publications
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Material and varia

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