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Pieter LAGA, Stephen LOUWYE & Frank MOSTAERT

DISUSED NEOGENE AND QUATERNARY REGIONAL STAGES FROM BELGIUM: BOLDERIAN, HOUTHALENIAN, ANTWERPIAN, DIESTIAN, DEURNIAN, KASTERLIAN, KATTENDIJKIAN, SCALDISIAN, POEDERLIAN, MERKSEMIAN AND FLANDRIAN

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Mots-clés : Holocene, KEYWORDS: Belgium, regional stages, Neogene, disused chronostratigraphic units

Abstract

ABSTRACT. An overview of eleven disused Neogene regional stages from Belgium is presented. Some of the regional stages were already brought into use in the nineteenth century, but are nowadays considered ill defined and of no use in the light of the modern stratigraphic concepts. An overview of their definition and history is given, together with the argumentation for the abandonment of each unit and its present status. The disused chronostratigraphic units belonged to the Miocene, the Pliocene and the Holocene series.

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Pieter LAGA, Stephen LOUWYE & Frank MOSTAERT, «DISUSED NEOGENE AND QUATERNARY REGIONAL STAGES FROM BELGIUM: BOLDERIAN, HOUTHALENIAN, ANTWERPIAN, DIESTIAN, DEURNIAN, KASTERLIAN, KATTENDIJKIAN, SCALDISIAN, POEDERLIAN, MERKSEMIAN AND FLANDRIAN», Geologica Belgica [En ligne], volume 9 (2006), number 1-2 - Chronostratigraphic units named from Belgium, 215-224 URL : http://popups.ulg.ac.be/1374-8505/index.php?id=1220.

About: Pieter LAGA

Geological Survey of Belgium, Royal Belgian Insitute of Natural Sciences, Jennerstraat 13, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium; E-mail: pieter.laga@naturalsciences.be.

About: Stephen LOUWYE

Research Unit Palaeontology, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281/S8, B-9000 Gent, Belgium; E-mail: stephen.louwye@ugent.be.

About: Frank MOSTAERT

Geology and Soil Science Department, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281/S8, B-9000 Gent, Belgium. Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Universitaire Campus Diepenbeek, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium; E-mail: frank.mostaert@luc.ac.be.