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Era

Period

Sub-Period

Epoch

Age

Age Began (M.Y.A.)

Age End (M.Y.A.)

Cenozoic Quaternary Anthropocene 0.00161 Present Day
Holocene Subatlantic 0.0024 0.00162
Subboreal 0.004 0.0025
Atlantic 0.0074 0.005
Boreal 0.008 0.0075
Preboreal 0.0116 0.009
Pleistocene Tarantian 0.125 0.0117
Ionian 0.78 0.126
Calabrian 1.79 0.781
Gelasian 2.57 1.8
Tertiary Neogene Pliocene Piacenzian 3.5 2.58
Zanclian 5.332 3.6
Miocene Messinian 7.245 5.333
Tortonian 11.62 7.246
Serravallian 13.81 11.63
Langhian 15.96 13.82
Burdigalian 20.43 15.97
Aquitanian 23.02 20.44
Paleogene Oligocene Chattian 28 23.03
Rupelian 33.8 28.1
Eocene Priabonian 37.7 33.9
Bartonian 41.1 37.8
Lutetian 47.7 41.2
Ypresian 55.9 47.8
Paleocene Thanetian 59.1 56
Selandian 61.5 59.2
Danian 64.9 61.6
Mesozoic Cretaceous Upper (Late) Cretaceous Senonian Maastrichtian 72 65
Campanian 83.5 72.1
Santonian 86.2 83.6
Coniacian 89.7 86.3
Gallic Turonian 93.8 89.8
Cenomanian 100.4 93.9
Lower (Early) Cretaceous Albian 112.9 100.5
Aptian 124.9 113
Barremian 129.3 125
Neocomian Hauterivian 132.8 129.4
Valanginian 139.7 132.9
Berriasian 144.9 139.8
Jurassic Upper (Late) Jurassic Malm Tithonian 152 145
Kimmeridgian 157.2 152.1
Oxfordian 163.4 157.3
Middle Jurassic Dogger Callovian 166 163.5
Bathonian 168.2 166.1
Bajocian 170.2 168.3
Aalenian 174 170.3
Lower (Early) Jurassic Lias Toarcian 182.6 174.1
Pliensbachian 190.7 182.7
Sinemurian 199.2 190.8
Hettangian 201.2 199.3
Triassic Upper (Late) Triassic Tr3 Rhaetian 208.4 201.3
Norian 226.9 208.5
Carnian 236.9 227
Middle Triassic Tr2 Ladinian 241.9 237
Anisian 247.1 242
Lower (Early) Triassic Scythian Olenekian 251.1 247.2
Induan 252.16 251.2
Paleozoic Permian Zechstein Lopingian Changhsingian 254.13 252.17
Wuchiapingian 259.7 254.14
Guadalupian Capitanian 265 259.8
Wordian 268.7 265.1
Roadian 272.2 268.8
Rotliegendes Cisuralian Kungurian 283.4 272.3
Artinskian 290 283.5
Sakmarian 294.9 290.1
Asselian 298.8 295
Carboniferous Pennsylvanian Gzhelian 303.6 298.9
Kasimovian Klazminskian 304.5 303.7
Dorogomilovksian 305.4 304.6
Chamovnicheskian 306.3 305.5
Krevyakinskian 306.9 306.4
Moscovian Myachkovskian 309.02 307
Podolskian 311.05 309.03
Kashirskian 313.08 311.06
Vereiskian 315.1 313.09
Bashkirian Melekesskian 316.78 315.2
Cheremshanskian 318.37 316.79
Yeadonian 319.96 318.38
Marsdenian 321.55 319.97
Kinderscoutian 323.1 321.56
Mississippian Serpukhovian Alportian 325.025 323.2
Chokierian 326.95 325.026
Arnsbergian 328.86 326.96
Pendleian 330.8 328.87
Visean Brigantian 334 330.9
Asbian 337.2 334.1
Holkerian 340.4 337.3
Arundian 343.6 340.5
Chadian 346.6 343.7
Tournaisian Ivorian 353.2 346.7
Hastarian 358.8 353.3
Devonian Upper (Late) Devonian D3 Famennian 372.1 358.9
Frasnian 382.6 372.2
Middle Devonian D2 Givetian 387.6 382.7
Eifelian 393.2 387.7
Lower (Early) Devonian D1 Emsian 407.5 393.3
Prgian 410.7 407.6
Lochkovian 419.1 410.8
Silurian Pridoli 422.9 419.2
Ludlow Ludfordian 425.5 423
Gorstian 427.3 425.6
Wenlock Homerian 430.4 427.4
Sheinwoodian 433.3 430.5
Llandovery Telychian 438.4 433.4
Aeronian 440.7 438.5
Rhuddanian 443.7 440.8
Ordovician Upper (Late) Ordovician Hirnantian 445.1 443.8
Katian 452.9 445.2
Sandbian 458.3 453
Middle Ordovician Darriwilian 467.2 458.4
Dapingian 469.9 467.3
Lower (Early) Ordovician Floian 477.6 470
Tremadocian 485.3 477.7
Cambrian Furongian Stage 10 489.4 485.4
Jiangshanian 493.9 489.5
Paibian 496.9 494
Series 3 Guzhangian 500.4 497
Drumian 504.4 500.5
Stage 5 508.9 505.5
Series 2 Stage 4 513.9 509
Stage 3 520.9 514
Terreneuvian Stage 2 528.9 521
Fortunian 540.9 529
Precambrian Proterozoic Eon Neo-proterozoic Ediacaran 634.9 541
Cryogenian 719.9 635
Tonian 999.9 720
Meso-proterozoic Stenian 1,199.9 1,000
Ectasian 1,399.9 1,200
Calymmian 1,599.9 1,400
Paleo-proterozoic Statherian 1,799.9 1,600
Orosirian 2,049.9 1,800
Rhyacian 2,299.9 2,050
Siderian 2,499.9 2,300
Archean Eon Neo-archean 2,799.9 2,500
Meso-archean 3,199.9 2,800
Paleo-archean 3,599.9 3,200
Eo-archean 3,999.9 3,600
Hadean   4,600 4,000
 
 

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