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Otaian age/stage

General information
Lower boundary: equal to 21.7 Ma (see scale)
Upper boundary: equal to 19 Ma (see scale)
Continent: New Zealand
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Key correlations
Period: Neogene
Epoch: Miocene
Subepoch: Early/Lower Miocene
10 million year bin: Cenozoic 5
Previous intervals
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Shares base with
Overlaps with
  • Orleanian (20.0 to 15.97 Ma)
  • MN 3 (20.0 to 16.9 Ma)
  • Burdigalian (20.43 to 15.97 Ma)
  • Hemingfordian (20.43 to 15.97 Ma)
  • Late/Upper Hemingfordian (20.43 to 15.97 Ma)
  • Early/Lower Hemingfordian (20.43 to 15.97 Ma)
  • Colhuehuapian (21.0 to 17.5 Ma)
  • MN 2 (22.4 to 20.0 Ma)
  • Agenian (23.03 to 20.0 Ma)
  • Aquitanian (23.03 to 20.43 Ma)
  • Harrisonian (24.8 to 20.43 Ma)
  • Deseadan (29.0 to 21.0 Ma)
  • Arikareean (30.8 to 20.43 Ma)
  • late Late Arikareean (30.8 to 20.43 Ma)
  • early Late Arikareean (30.8 to 20.43 Ma)
  • late Early Arikareean (30.8 to 20.43 Ma)
  • early Early Arikareean (30.8 to 20.43 Ma)
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