The Late Miocene (also known as Upper Miocene) is a sub-epoch of the
The Miocene ( ) is the first Epoch (geology), geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about (Ma). The Miocene was named by Scottish author Charles Lyell; its name comes from the Greek words (', "less") and (', "new") and means "le ... Epoch
made up of two stages
. The Tortonian
and Messinian stages comprise the Late Miocene sub-epoch, which lasted from 11.63 Ma (million years ago) to 5.333 Ma.
GeoWhen Database - Late Miocene
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