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                         Early Mississippian Sub-Epoch
                              (Lower Mississipian)
 
                     From 359.2 +/- 2.5 To 345.3 +/- 2.1 Ma
 
  Start Defined By:  Conodont, above lowest occurrence of Siphonodella sulcata.
  End Defined By:  Foraminifer, lineage Eoparastaffella simplex morphotype 1/
     morphotype 2.
 
  Start Based On:  Gradstein, Ogg, Smith, _A Geologic Time Scale 2004_
  End Based On:  Gradstein, Ogg, Smith, _A Geologic Time Scale 2004_
 
 -- Overlaps With --
  Chinese Stage:        Yanguan (349.5 - 345)
  North American Stage: Osagean (348 - 340)
 
 -- A Substage of --
  Eon:            Phanerozoic   (542 - -5.5012e-005)
  Era:            Paleozoic     (542 - 251)
  Period:         Carboniferous (359.2 - 299)
  Epoch:          Mississippian (359.2 - 318.1)
  European Epoch: Dinantian     (359.2 - 326.4)
 
 -- Preceeded By --
  Period:               Devonian      (416 - 359.2)
  Epoch:                Late Devonian (385.3 - 359.2)
  ICS Stage:            Famennian     (374.5 - 359.2)
  North American Stage: Chatauquan    (370 - 359.2)
 
 -- Followed By --
  Sub-Epoch:      Middle Mississippian (345.3 - 326.4)
  ICS Stage:      Visean               (345.3 - 326.4)
  Regional Stage: Chadian              (345.3 - 341)
 
 -- Contains the Following Stages --
  ICS Stage:            Tournaisian   (359.2 - 345.3)
  Chinese Stage:        Shaodongian   (359.2 - 349.5)
  North American Stage: Kinderhookian (359.2 - 348)
  Regional Stage:       Hastarian     (359.2 - 348)
  Regional Stage:       Ivorean       (348 - 345.3)
 

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