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                                Danian ICS Stage
                                   (Montian)
 
                      From 65.5 +/- 0.3 To 61.7 +/- 0.2 Ma
 
  Start Defined By:  Iridium Anomaly.  Associated with a major extinction 
     horizon (foraminifers, calcareous nannofossils, dinosaurs, etc.)
 
  Start Based On:  Gradstein, Ogg, Smith, _A Geologic Time Scale 2004_
  End Based On:  Gradstein, Ogg, Smith, _A Geologic Time Scale 2004_
 
  Global Stratotype Section and Point:  Base of boundary clay, El Kef, Tunisia
 
 -- Overlaps With --
  North American Stage: Torrejonian (62.5 - 60.5)
 
 -- A Substage of --
  Eon:               Phanerozoic     (542 - -5.5012e-005)
  Era:               Cenozoic        (65.5 - -5.5012e-005)
  Period:            Paleogene       (65.5 - 23.03)
  Epoch:             Paleocene       (65.5 - 55.8)
  Sub-Epoch:         Early Paleocene (65.5 - 61.7)
  Informal Sub-era:  Tertiary        (65.5 - 1.806)
  New Zealand Stage: Teurian         (65.5 - 56.5)
 
 -- Preceeded By --
  Era:            Mesozoic        (251 - 65.5)
  Period:         Cretaceous      (145.5 - 65.5)
  Epoch:          Late Cretaceous (99.6 - 65.5)
  ICS Stage:      Maastrichtian   (70.6 - 65.5)
  European Epoch: Senonian        (89.3 - 65.5)
  Japanese Stage: Hetonian        (77.1 - 65.5)
  Regional Stage: Rognacian       (68 - 65.5)
 
 -- Followed By --
  Sub-Epoch:        Middle Paleocene (61.7 - 58.7)
  ICS Stage:        Selandian        (61.7 - 58.7)
  Australian Stage: Wangerripian     (61.7 - 52)
 
 -- Contains the Following Stages --
  North American Stage: Puercan (65.5 - 62.5)
 

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