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    Late Pleistocene
    Middle Pleistocene
   Late Cretaceous
   Early Cretaceous
   Late Jurassic
   Middle Jurassic
   Early Jurassic
   Late Triassic
   Middle Triassic
   Early Triassic
   Late Devonian
   Middle Devonian
   Early Devonian
   Late Ordovician
   Middle Ordovician
   Early Ordovician
    Cambrian Stage 10
   Cambrian Series 3
    Cambrian Stage 5
   Cambrian Series 2
    Cambrian Stage 4
    Cambrian Stage 3
    Cambrian Stage 2
  Early Imbrian
  Basin Groups
Hierarchy:Precambrian Proterozoic  Paleoproterozoic
Classification:Period (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:1600 Ma
Base:1800 Ma
Preceeds:Mesoproterozoic Calymmian
Name origin:From the Greek: σταθερός (statherós), meaning "stable, firm."
GSSP:Defined chronometrically
This period is defined chronometrically.

First complex single-celled life: protists with nuclei.

Columbia is the primordial supercontinent. Kimban Orogeny in Australian continent ends.

Yapungku Orogeny on Yilgarn craton, in Western Australia. Mangaroon Orogeny, 1680–1620 Ma, on the Gascoyne Complex in Western Australia.

Kararan Orogeny (1650– Ma), Gawler Craton, South Australia.

Geologic Events

Event NameTypeAgeArea
Gothian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~1750 - ~1500 MaEurope
Early Ruker orogeny (concludes)Orogeny2000 - 1700 MaAntarctica
Svecofennian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~2000 - ~1750 MaEurope
Columbia (Nuna) supercontinent assembly (concludes)Continental Assembly2125 ± 125 - 1780 ± 70 MaGlobal
Great Oxygenation Event (concludes)Major Climatic Event~3500 - ~850 MaGlobal

Overview of geological time

List all geological events
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