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                               Rupelian ICS Stage
                 (Stampian, Tongrian, Latdorfian, Vicksburgian)
 
                      From 33.9 +/- 0.1 To 28.4 +/- 0.1 Ma
 
  Start Defined By:  Planktonic foraminifer, extinction of Hantkenina.
  End Defined By:  Planktonic foraminifer, extinction of Chiloguembelina (base 
     Zone P21b).
 
  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:  Massignano quarry, Ancona, Italy
 
 -- Overlaps With --
  Australian Stage:     Aldingian  (36 - 33)
  Australian Stage:     Janjukian  (30 - 27.5)
  Californian Stage:    Refugian   (35 - 33.5)
  Californian Stage:    Zemorrian  (33.5 - 22)
  North American Stage: Chadronian (37 - 33.5)
  North American Stage: Arikareean (30.5 - 19)
 
 -- A Substage of --
  Eon:               Phanerozoic     (542 - -5.5012e-005)
  Era:               Cenozoic        (65.5 - -5.5012e-005)
  Period:            Paleogene       (65.5 - 23.03)
  Epoch:             Oligocene       (33.9 - 23.03)
  Sub-Epoch:         Early Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4)
  Informal Sub-era:  Tertiary        (65.5 - 1.806)
  New Zealand Stage: Whaingaroan     (33.9 - 28)
 
 -- Preceeded By --
  Epoch:     Eocene      (55.8 - 33.9)
  Sub-Epoch: Late Eocene (37.2 - 33.9)
  ICS Stage: Priabonian  (37.2 - 33.9)
 
 -- Followed By --
  Sub-Epoch: Late Oligocene (28.4 - 23.03)
  ICS Stage: Chattian       (28.4 - 23.03)
 
 -- Contains the Following Stages --
  North American Stage: Orellan   (33.5 - 32)
  North American Stage: Whitneyan (32 - 30.5)
 

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