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Mammal Neogene Units

 Interval Maximum correlate   Minimum correlate Ma
MN 17 Gelasian

top is about 2.0 Ma

2.5
MN 16 Piacenzian
3.2
MN 15 Zanclean Piacenzian
4.2
MN 14 Zanclean
4.9
MN 13 Messinian Zanclean

between 6.8 and 7.2 Ma

7
MN 12 Tortonian

between 8.0 and 7.5 Ma

7.75
MN 11 Tortonian
8.7
MN 10 Tortonian
9.7
MN 9 Tortonian
11.1
MN 7 + 8 Serravallian Tortonian

between 13 and 12.5 Ma

12.75
MN 6 Serravallian
13.7
MN 5 Langhian
16
MN 4 Burdigalian

between 16.6 and 17.2 Ma

16.9
MN 3 Burdigalian
20
MN 2 Aquitanian Burdigalian
22.4
MN 1 Aquitanian

base is "almost coincident with the Oligocene-Miocene boundary"

23.8

Authorizer: J. Alroy   Enterer: J. Alroy

Continent: Europe   Rank of each interval: chron/zone

Basis of scale: paleontological  

Reference: J. Agustí et al. 2001

Comments: correlations to global stages and subepochs are not discussed, so they are inferred from the Gradstein et al. 2004 time scale

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