Zanclian

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Zanclian
1. An age in the Early Pliocene, preceded by the Messinian (Miocene), followed by the Piacenzian (Late Pliocene), and dated at 5.2–3.4 Ma ( Harland et al., 1989).

2. The name of the corresponding European stage, which has a greater correlation potential than the contemporary Tabianian Stage. It is roughly contemporaneous with part of the Delmontian (N. America), upper Kapitean and Opoitian (New Zealand), and the upper Mitchellian, Cheltenhamian, and lower Kalimnan (Australia).