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Léon DEJONGHE, Alain HERBOSCH, Philippe STEEMANS & Jacques VERNIERS

DISUSED PALAEOZOIC REGIONAL STAGES FROM BELGIUM: DEVILLIAN, REVINIAN, SALMIAN, GEDINNIAN AND BURNOTIAN

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Mots-clés : lithostratigraphy, Ordovician, Palaeozoic, Lower Devonian, KEYWORDS: chronostratigraphy, Cambrian, Devillian, Revinian, Salmian, Gedinnian, Burnotian.

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ABSTRACT. The current status of some Palaeozoic stratigraphic units named in Belgium and the North of France (French Ardennes), and used until recently, is examined. Following the decisions of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), notably Gradstein et al (2004)’s paper, the terms Devillian, Revinian, Salmian, Gedinnian and Burnotian should be avoided as chronostratigraphic units. The names Revin, Deville, Salm and Burnot could however be used to characterise lithostratigraphic units of Belgium and adjacent areas.

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Léon DEJONGHE, Alain HERBOSCH, Philippe STEEMANS & Jacques VERNIERS, «DISUSED PALAEOZOIC REGIONAL STAGES FROM BELGIUM: DEVILLIAN, REVINIAN, SALMIAN, GEDINNIAN AND BURNOTIAN», Geologica Belgica [En ligne], volume 9 (2006), number 1-2 - Chronostratigraphic units named from Belgium, 191-197 URL : http://popups.ulg.ac.be/1374-8505/index.php?id=1194.

About: Jacques VERNIERS

Universiteit Gent, Department Geology and Paleontology, Krijgslaan, 281, S8, B9000 Gent, Belgium; E-mail: jacques.verniers@ugent.be

About: Philippe STEEMANS

Université de Liège, Paléobotanique-Paléopalynologie-Micropaléontologie, Bât. 18, Sart Tilman, B4000 Liège, Belgique; E-mail: P.Steemans@ulg.ac.be.

About: Alain HERBOSCH

Université libre de Bruxelles, 50 av. F.D. Roosevelt, B1050 Bruxelles, Belgique; E-mail: herbosch@ulb.ac.be.

About: Léon DEJONGHE

Geological Survey of Belgium, 13 Jenner street, B1000 Brussels, Belgium; E-mail: leon.dejonghe@naturalsciences.be.