Early Pliocene subepoch

5.333 - 3.6 Ma

The definition of this interval in the timescale Cenozoic Subepochs is taken from the following source:

  • W. B. Harland, R. L. Armstrong, A. V. Cox, L. E. Craig, A. G. Smith and D. G. Smith. 1990. A Geologic Time Scale 1989. view

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This interval is used in the definition of 964 collections

A total of 2593 collections with 26220 occurrences lie within this time span

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International Chronostratigraphic TimescaleCenozoic SubepochsNorth American Mammal Subages/Zones
1.4
NeogenePliocenePiacenzianLate PlioceneSenecan/Rexroadian2.58
ZancleanEarly Pliocene3.6
Late Hemphillian/late Early Hemphillian/early Early Hemphillian4.7
MioceneMessinianLate Miocene5.333
Tortonian7.246
Late Clarendonian/Early Clarendonian9.4
SerravallianMiddle Miocene11.63
late Late Barstovian/early Late Barstovian/Early Barstovian12.5
Langhian13.82
BurdigalianEarly Miocene15.98
Late Hemingfordian/Early Hemingfordian16.3
late Late Arikareean/early Late Arikareean/late Early Arikareean/early Early Arikareean/Harrisonian18.5
Aquitanian20.44
23.03 *
23.1
29.5