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Messinian age/stage

General information
Lower boundary: equal to 7.246 Ma (see scale)
Upper boundary: equal to 5.332 Ma (see scale)
Continent: global
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Key correlations
Period: Neogene
Epoch: Miocene
Subepoch: Late/Upper Miocene
10 million year bin: Cenozoic 6
Previous intervals
Shares base with
Overlaps with
  • Montehermosan (6.8 to 4.0 Ma)
  • Huayquerian (9.0 to 6.8 Ma)
  • Tongaporutuan (11.608 to 6.5 Ma)
  • Interval name: