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Neoproterozoic

Hierarchy:Precambrian Proterozoic
  Neoproterozoic
Classification:Era (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:541 ± 1.0 Ma
Base:1000 Ma
Preceeds:Phanerozoic Paleozoic  Cambrian   Terreneuvian    Fortunian
Follows:Mesoproterozoic Stenian
Primary Divisions:EdiacaranCryogenianTonian
FGDC code:Z
The last era of the Proterzoic Eon - it has been claimed (Rino et al) that this is the period of Earth's history that has produced the most continental crust.
 

Geologic Events

Event NameTypeAgeArea
Cambrian explosion (begins)Evolutionary event541 - 513 ± 3 MaGlobal
Gondwana formation (concludes)Continental Assembly~550 - ~500 MaGlobal
Damara orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~550 - ~495 MaNamibia
Zambezi Belt orogeny (late) (concludes)Orogeny~550 - ~520 MaZambia and Zimbabwe
Ross orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~550 - ~480 MaAntarctica
Avalon explosion (concludes)Evolutionary event~575 MaGlobal
Acraman impact (concludes)Impact Event~590 MaSouth Australia
Beaverhead impact (concludes)Impact Event~600 MaMontana, USA
Timanide orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~620 - ~550 MaEurope
Beardmore orogenyOrogeny633 - 620 MaAntarctica
Marinoan glaciation ("Snowball earth") (concludes)Glaciation Event~650 - ~635 MaGlobal
Cadomian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~660 - ~540 MaEurope
Sturtian glaciationGlaciation Event717.4 ± 0.1 - ~660 MaGlobal
Rodinia breakupContinental Breakup750 - 633 MaGlobal
Pannotia supercontinent (begins)Supercontinent750 - 530 MaGlobal
Pan-African orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~870 - ~550 MaAfrica
Zambezi Belt orogeny (early) (concludes)Orogeny~890 - ~880 MaZambia and Zimbabwe
Late Ruker / Nimrod orogenyOrogeny1000 ± 150 MaAntarctica
Grenville orogeny (concludes)Orogeny1250 - 980 MaNorthern America, Scotland
Sveconorwegian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~1250 - ~900 MaEurope
Rodinia assembly (concludes)Continental Assembly~1300 - ~900 MaGlobal
Kibaran orogeny (concludes)Orogeny1400 - 1000 MaMid to Southern Africa
Great Oxygenation Event (concludes)Major Climatic Event~3500 - ~850 MaGlobal


Overview of geological time

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