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                              Rhuddanian ICS Stage
 
                      From 443.7 +/- 1.5 To 439 +/- 1.8 Ma
 
  Start Defined By:  Graptolites, lowest occurrences of Parakidograptus 
     acuminatus and Akidograptus ascensus.
  End Defined By:  Graptolite, lowest occurrence of Monograptus austerus 
     sequens.
 
  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:  Birkhill Shale Formation, Dob's Linn, 
     Moffat, Scotland, UK
 
 -- A Substage of --
  Eon:                  Phanerozoic    (542 - -5.5012e-005)
  Era:                  Paleozoic      (542 - 251)
  Period:               Silurian       (443.7 - 416)
  Epoch:                Early Silurian (443.7 - 422.9)
  Sub-Epoch:            Llandovery     (443.7 - 428.2)
  Australian Stage:     Keiloran       (443.7 - 433)
  Chinese Stage:        Longmaxian     (443.7 - 438)
  North American Stage: Medinan        (443.7 - 438)
  Regional Stage:       Alexandrian    (443.7 - 436)
 
 -- Preceeded By --
  Period:               Ordovician      (488.3 - 443.7)
  Epoch:                Late Ordovician (460.9 - 443.7)
  ICS Stage:            Hirnantian      (445.6 - 443.7)
  Australian Stage:     Bolindian       (450 - 443.7)
  General Stage:        Ashgill         (449 - 443.7)
  North American Stage: Cincinnatian    (451 - 443.7)
 
 -- Followed By --
  ICS Stage:      Aeronian (439 - 436)
  Regional Stage: Idwian   (439 - 437.5)
 

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