Thanetian


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Thanetian

[thə′nē·shən]
(geology)
A European stage of geologic time; uppermost Paleocene, above Montian, below Ypresian of Eocene.
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Thanetian and early Ypresian Orthophragmines (Foraminifera: Discocyclinidae and Orbitoclypeidae) from the Central Western Tethys (Turkey, Italy and Bulgaria) and their revised taxonomy and biostratigraphy.
On the basis of the fauna recorded the age of the Patala Formation in this area (according to modern Shallow Benthic Biozones) is SBZ 4-5 and boundary between SB-4 and SB-5 zones (between Thanetian and Ilerdian) is marked within Patala Formation at a level of 61 meters from its lower contact with Lockhart Limestone.
The oldest occurrence of accepted Florshuetzia pollen is from the late Paleocene Thanetian (58.
They prograde toward the northeast and lie at the bottom of two channels, which cut into the underlying Thanetian marine greensands.
In the Gafsa area, the Thanetian phosphate beds are characteristically exposed on the flanks of elongated dome-like anticlinal structures.
On the basis of recorded fauna the age of Lockhart Limestone in this area is Thanetian i.
ThPat) of the latest Thanetian which is composed of a third order highstand system tract and six vertically stacked parasequences of fourth/fifth order showing aggradation.
On the basis of the fauna recorded, the age of the Patala Formation in this area (according to modern Shallow Benthic Biozones) is SBZ 4-5 and boundary between SB-4 and SB-5 zones (between Thanetian and Ilerdian) is marked within Patala Formation at a level of 61 meters from its lower contact with Lockhart Limestone.