Taoyuanian age

494.9 - 485.4 Ma

The definition of this interval in the timescale Cambrian of China is taken from the following source:

  • F. M. Gradstein, J. G. Ogg, and A. G. Smith. 2004. A Geologic Time Scale 2004 1-589 view

The bottom age has been interpolated based on the differences between the ages for international timescale boundaries quoted in the source and the currently accepted ages for those boundaries.

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This interval is used in the definition of 213 collections

A total of 1993 collections with 10428 occurrences lie within this time span

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International Chronostratigraphic TimescaleCambrian of China
CambrianFurongianStage 10NiucheheanTaoyuanian †485.4
Waergangian †/Youshuanian494.9 *
MiaolingianGuzhangianGuzhangianWangcunian †497
Series 2Stage 4Duyunian509
Stage 3Nangaoian514
TerreneuvianStage 2Meishucunian521