GEOLOGICAL TIME-SCALE - Diagrammatic NOT to scale

SHOWING THE RELATIVE POSITION OF THE ALBIAN STAGE

MESOZOIC - LOWER CRETACEOUS - ALBIAN

(Note: Age shown in millions of years at base of each Period / Stage)

Follow the ALBIAN** Link to a more detailed Albian Stratigraphy

ERA

Age m.y.

PERIOD

 

EPOCH

 

Age m.y.

STAGE

CAENOZOIC

1.6

QUATERNARY

   

6.3

PLIOCENE

24

MIOCENE

37

OLIGOCENE

UPPER

 

74.5

MAASTRICHTIAN

58

EOCENE

 

84.0

CAMPANIAN

 

66

PALAEOCENE

 

87.5

SANTONIAN

 

88.5

CONIACIAN

MESOZOIC

144

CRETACEOUS

   

91

TURONIAN

 

97.5

CENOMANIAN

LOWER

 

113

ALBIAN** (15.5 million years duration)

213

JURASSIC

 
 

119

APTIAN

 

124

BARREMIAN

248

TRIASSIC

 

131

HAUTERIVIAN

 

138

VALANGINIAN

 

144

BERRIASIAN

 
     

PALAEOZOIC

286

PERMIAN

354

CARBONIFEROUS

412

DEVONIAN

435

SILURIAN

492

ORDOVICIAN

570

CAMBRIAN

PROTEROZOIC

4500

PRECAMBRIAN

ARCHAEAN