Title: Re-assessment of the new geological map of Belgium: earliest Oligocene dinoflagellate cyst-based ages in the Leuven area (sheet 24 Aarschot)
Authors: Van Simaeys, Stefaan ×
De Man, Ellen
Vandenberghe, Noël #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Université de Liège
Series Title: Geologica Belgica vol:10 issue:1-2 pages:39-46
Abstract: The dinoflagellate cyst (dinocyst) assemblages of two samples from a temporary outcrop in the vicinity of
Haacht (Leuven) have been analysed. The co-occurrence of Areosphaeridium diktyoplokum, Cerebrocysta bartonensis,
Glaphyrocysta semitecta, Rombodinium perforatum and Thalassiphora reticulata allows correlation with the North Sea
Oligocene-1 zone. As a consequence, the considered unit has a latest Eocene to earliest Oligocene age, equivalent to the
age of the marine Tongrian. Comparison of the studied area with the recent 1:50 000 geological map (sheet 24 Aarschot)
shows that the current lithostratigraphic interpretation of the analysed section, i.e. the Middle Eocene Maldegem Formation,
can no longer be uphold.
ISSN: 1374-8505
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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