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Edouard POTY & Luc Hance


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Mots-clés : Biostratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, Belgium, Carboniferous, palaeogeography, Viséan, KEYWORDS: Warnantian


ABSTRACT. The Warnantian Substage is about 8 to 12 Ma long and was defined as corresponding to the Cf6 Foraminifer Zone by Conil et al., 1977 (= MFZ13 to MFZ15 Zones of Devuyst & Hance (in Poty et al., in press). Its base is taken at the base of the Bonne River Formation (Fm); its top is defined by the base of the Namurian stage, but its upper part is almost completely missing in the Namur-Dinant Basin. The substage is covered by the RC7 and RC8 Coral Zones. It comprises the Bonne River and the Anhée Fms, which are mainly composed of shallowing-upward parasequences which were deposited by aggradation on the shelf, as suggested by their lateral regularity. It corresponds to the HST of the third-order sequence 8 (Thon-Samson Member of the Bonne River Fm) and to the third-order sequences 9 and 10 (Hance et al., 2001; Poty et al., 2002). The lower (MFZ13-MFZ14, RC7) and the upper Warnantian (MFZ15, RC8) can be correlated respectively with the British Asbian and Brigantian Substages.

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Edouard POTY & Luc Hance, «WARNANTIAN», Geologica Belgica [En ligne], volume 9 (2006), number 1-2 - Chronostratigraphic units named from Belgium, 139-144 URL :

About: Edouard POTY

Paléontologie animale et humaine, Département de Géologie, Université de Liège, Bât. B18, Allée du 6 Août, Sart Tilman, 4000-Liège, Belgium; E-mail:

About: Luc Hance

Carmeuse Coordination Center, Bd de Lauzelle, 65, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; E-mail: