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Aquitanian

Hierarchy:Phanerozoic Cenozoic  Neogene   Miocene
    Aquitanian
Classification:Age (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:20.44 Ma
Base:23.03 Ma
Preceeds:Burdigalian
Follows:Paleogene Oligocene  Chattian
Name origin:Named after the region Aquitaine in France by Swiss stratigrapher Karl Mayer-Eymar in 1858.
GSSP:Lemme-Carrioso Section, Allessandria Province, Italy
GSSP location:44.6589°N, 8.8364°E
GSSP link:View Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point of the International Commission on Stratigraphy
The oldest age, or lowest stage, of the Miocene.

It is a dry cooling period.
 

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Andean orogeny (ongoing)OrogenyMaximum Age: 200 MaSouth America


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