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                               Gorstian ICS Stage
 
                     From 422.9 +/- 2.5 To 421.3 +/- 2.6 Ma
 
  Start Defined By:  Imprecise.  Just below base of local acritarch 
     Leptobrachion longhopense range zone.  May be near base of 
     Neodiversograptus nilssoni graptolite zone.
  End Defined By:  Imprecise.  May be near base of Saetograptus 
     leintwardinensis graptolite zone.
 
  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:  Pitch Coppice quarry, Ludlow, 
     Shropshire, southwest England, UK
 
 -- Overlaps With --
  Chinese Stage: Guandian       (425.5 - 422)
  Chinese Stage: Miaogoalingian (422 - 418.7)
 
 -- A Substage of --
  Eon:                  Phanerozoic   (542 - -5.5012e-005)
  Era:                  Paleozoic     (542 - 251)
  Period:               Silurian      (443.7 - 416)
  Epoch:                Late Silurian (422.9 - 416)
  Sub-Epoch:            Ludlow        (422.9 - 418.7)
  Australian Stage:     Melbournian   (428.2 - 416)
  North American Stage: Niagaran      (438 - 421.3)
 
 -- Preceeded By --
  Epoch:          Early Silurian (443.7 - 422.9)
  Sub-Epoch:      Wenlock        (428.2 - 422.9)
  ICS Stage:      Homerian       (426.2 - 422.9)
  Regional Stage: Gleedonian     (425.4 - 422.9)
 
 -- Followed By --
  ICS Stage:            Ludfordian (421.3 - 418.7)
  North American Stage: Cayugan    (421.3 - 416)
 

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