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Template:Period color

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Usage

Returns the correct colour for a geological period. Currently requires expansion to work with all periods.

The colours use the World Geological Map (Paris) colours, the global standard used at by the international commission for stratigraphy.

The rgb values in this chart were originally generated using Ogg's free TS creator to generate a chart, saved as an .svg, opened with Inkscape.

The template should be updated to use the values stated at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Stratigraphy/charts/stratchart.pdf (archived). Please be careful not to leave any spaces in the rgb() declaration.

Example

{{Period color
 |Devonian }}

Produces:

rgb(221,150,81)

That will appear in a wikitable or template as follows:

Period system
Devonian

This template can be used in navbars in the |titlestyle= parameter:

|titlestyle=border-style:solid; border-color:transparent {{Period color|proterozoic}}; border-width: 0 2.7em;

See {{Proterozoic footer}} for how the color appears in the navbar's title bar.

Period templates

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