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Pliocene epoch

General information
Lower boundary: equal to 5.332 Ma (based on Zanclean)
Upper boundary: equal to 2.588 Ma (based on Piacenzian)
Continent: global
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Key correlations
Period: Neogene
10 million year bin: Cenozoic 6
Contained within
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)
  • Montehermosan (6.8 to 4.0 Ma)
  • MN 13 (7.246 to 4.9 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)
  • Baodean (11.1 to 4.9 Ma)
  • Interval name: