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Tongaporutuan age/stage

General information
Lower boundary: equal to 11.608 Ma (based on Tortonian)
Upper boundary: equal to 6.5 Ma (see scale)
Continent: New Zealand
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Key correlations
Period: Neogene
Epoch: Miocene
Subepoch: Late/Upper Miocene
10 million year bin: Cenozoic 6
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Overlaps with
  • Montehermosan (6.8 to 4.0 Ma)
  • MN 13 (7.246 to 4.9 Ma)
  • Messinian (7.246 to 5.332 Ma)
  • Turolian (8.7 to 5.332 Ma)
  • Hemphillian (10.3 to 4.9 Ma)
  • Late/Upper Hemphillian (10.3 to 4.9 Ma)
  • late Early Hemphillian (10.3 to 4.9 Ma)
  • early Early Hemphillian (10.3 to 4.9 Ma)
  • Taranaki (10.92 to 5.332 Ma)
  • Baodean (11.1 to 4.9 Ma)
  • Mayoan (11.8 to 10.0 Ma)
  • MN 7 + 8 (12.75 to 11.1 Ma)
  • Clarendonian (13.6 to 10.3 Ma)
  • Late/Upper Clarendonian (13.6 to 10.3 Ma)
  • Early/Lower Clarendonian (13.6 to 10.3 Ma)
  • Tunggurian (13.65 to 11.1 Ma)
  • Southland (15.9 to 10.92 Ma)
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