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                               Wenlock Sub-Epoch
 
                     From 428.2 +/- 2.3 To 422.9 +/- 2.5 Ma
 
  Start Defined By:  Imprecise.  Between the base of acritarch biozone 5 and 
     extinction of conodont Pterospathodus amorphognathoides.  May be near base 
     of Cyrtograptus centrifugus graptolite zone.
  End Defined By:  Imprecise.  Just below base of local acritarch Leptobrachion 
     longhopense range zone.  May be near base of Neodiversograptus nilssoni 
     graptolite zone.
 
  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: Xiushanian (429 - 425.5)
  Chinese Stage: Guandian   (425.5 - 422)
 
 -- 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)
  Australian Stage:     Melbournian    (428.2 - 416)
  North American Stage: Niagaran       (438 - 421.3)
 
 -- Preceeded By --
  Sub-Epoch:        Llandovery (443.7 - 428.2)
  ICS Stage:        Telychian  (436 - 428.2)
  Australian Stage: Eildonian  (433 - 428.2)
 
 -- Followed By --
  Epoch:     Late Silurian (422.9 - 416)
  Sub-Epoch: Ludlow        (422.9 - 418.7)
  ICS Stage: Gorstian      (422.9 - 421.3)
 
 -- Contains the Following Stages --
  ICS Stage:      Sheinwoodian (428.2 - 426.2)
  ICS Stage:      Homerian     (426.2 - 422.9)
  Regional Stage: Whitwellian  (426.2 - 425.4)
  Regional Stage: Gleedonian   (425.4 - 422.9)
 

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