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Tertiary period

General information
Lower boundary: equal to 66.043 Ma (based on Danian)
Upper boundary: equal to 2.588 Ma (based on Piacenzian)
Continent: global
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Contained within
Contains
  • Agenian, Altonian, Aquitanian, Arikareean, Arnold, Arshantan, Astaracian, Badenian, Baodean, Barstovian, Bartonian, Blacksforkian, Bortonian, Bridgerian, Bumbanian, Burdigalian, Casamayoran, Cf1, Cf2, Cf3, Chadronian, Chapadmalalan, Chasicoan, Chattian, Clarendonian, Clarkforkian, Clifdenian, Colhuehuapian, Colloncuran, Deseadan, Divisaderan, Duchesnean, Duntroonian, Early/Lower Barstovian, Early/Lower Chadronian, Early/Lower Clarendonian, Early/Lower Eocene, Early/Lower Hemingfordian, Early/Lower Miocene, Early/Lower Oligocene, Early/Lower Pliocene, Early/Lower Uintan, Eocene, Ergilian, Friasian, Gardnerbuttian, Gashatan, Geringian, Graybullian, Harrisonian, Hemingfordian, Hemphillian, Heretaungan, Houldjinian, Hsandagolian, Huayquerian, Irdinmanhan, Itaboraian, Kaiatan, Kapitean, Kekeamuan, Landon, Langhian, Late/Upper Chadronian, Late/Upper Clarendonian, Late/Upper Eocene, Late/Upper Hemingfordian, Late/Upper Hemphillian, Late/Upper Miocene, Late/Upper Oligocene, Late/Upper Paleocene, Late/Upper Uintan, Laventan, Lillburnian, Lostcabinian, Lutetian, Lysitean, MN 1, MN 10, MN 11, MN 12, MN 13, MN 14, MN 15, MN 2, MN 3, MN 4, MN 5, MN 6, MN 7 + 8, MN 9, MP 10, MP 11, MP 12, MP 13, MP 14, MP 15, MP 16, MP 17A, MP 17B, MP 18, MP 19, MP 20, MP 21, MP 22, MP 23, MP 24, MP 25, MP 26, MP 27, MP 28, MP 29, MP 30, MP 6, MP 7, MP 8 + 9, Mangaorapan, Mayoan, Messinian, Middle Chadronian, Middle Eocene, Middle Miocene, Middle Paleocene, Miocene, Monroecreekian, Montehermosan, Mustersan, Oligocene, Opoitian, Orellan, Orleanian, Otaian, Pannonian, Pareora, Peligran, Porangan, Priabonian, Riochican, Runangan, Rupelian, Ruscinian, Sandcouleean, Santacrucian, Sarmatian, Selandian, Serravallian, Shanwangian, Sharamurunian, Southland, Tabenbulakian, Taranaki, Thanetian, Ti1, Ti2, Ti3, Ti4, Ti5, Ti6, Tiffanian, Tinguirirican, To1, To2, To3, Tongaporutuan, Torrejonian, Tortonian, Tunggurian, Turolian, Twinbuttean, Uintan, Ulangochuian, Vallesian, Waiauan, Waipawan, Waipipian, Waitakian, Wasatchian, Whaingaroan, Whitneyan, Xiejiaan, Ypresian, Zanclean, early Early Arikareean, early Early Hemphillian, early Late Arikareean, early Late Barstovian, late Early Arikareean, late Early Hemphillian, late Late Arikareean, late Late Barstovian
  • Overlaps with
  • Uquian (3.0 to 1.2 Ma)
  • Mangapanian (3.0 to 2.4 Ma)
  • Blancan (4.9 to 1.8 Ma)
  • "Senecan" (4.9 to 1.8 Ma)
  • Rexroadian (4.9 to 1.8 Ma)
  • Wanganui (5.332 to 0.0 Ma)
  • Appears in scale

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