Santacrucian age

17.4 - 16.2 Ma

The definition of this interval in the timescale South American Land Mammal Ages is taken from the following source:

  • J. J. Flynn and C. C. Swisher, III. 1995. Cenozoic South American Land Mammal Ages: correlation to global geochronology. Geochronology Time Scales and Global Stratigraphic Correlation, SEPM Special Publication 54:317-333 view

The top and bottom ages have 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 122 collections

A total of 482 collections with 4277 occurrences lie within this time span

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International Chronostratigraphic TimescaleSouth American Land Mammal AgesNeogene Mammal Ages of China
1.7
NeogenePliocenePiacenzianVorohuean/UquianYushean2.58 *
Chapadmalalan2.9 *
Zanclean3.6
Montehermosan3.7 *
HuayquerianBaodean4.9 *
MioceneMessinian5.333
Tortonian7.246
Chasicoan7.9 *
Mayoan9.9 *
Laventan10.9 *
Tunggurian11.1
Serravallian11.63
Colloncuran13.7 *
LanghianShanwangian13.82
Friasian15.4 *
Burdigalian15.98
Santacrucian16.2 *
Xiejiaan16.9
Colhuehuapian17.4 *
Aquitanian20.44
Deseadan20.9 *
23.03 *
28.9