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                              Sinian Chinese Stage
 
                           From 800 To 542 +/- 0.3 Ma
 
  End Defined By:  Trace fossil, lowest occurrence of Treptichnus (Phycodes) 
     pedum.  Near base of negative carbon-isotope excursion.
 
  End Based On:  Amthor et. al., "Extinction of Cloudinia and Namacalathus at 
     the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary in Oman", _Geology_, v. 31, p. 431-434, 
     2003.
 
 -- Overlaps With --
  Period: Cryogenian (850 - 630)
 
 -- A Substage of --
  Time:                 Precambrian    (4567.17 - 542)
  Eon:                  Proterozoic    (2500 - 542)
  Era:                  Neoproterozoic (1000 - 542)
  Australian Stage:     Adelaidean     (1300 - 542)
  North American Stage: Hadrynian      (850 - 542)
  South African Stage:  Namibian       (900 - 542)
 
 -- Preceeded By --
  Chinese Stage:    Jinningian (1750 - 800)
  General Stage:    Riphean    (1400 - 800)
  General Substage: Karatau    (1100 - 800)
 
 -- Followed By --
  Eon:                     Phanerozoic       (542 - -5.5012e-005)
  Era:                     Paleozoic         (542 - 251)
  Period:                  Cambrian          (542 - 488.3)
  Epoch:                   Early Cambrian    (542 - 513)
  Chinese Stage:           Meishuchuan       (542 - 532)
  Russian-Kazakhian Stage: Nemakit-Daldynian (542 - 534)
 
 -- Contains the Following Periods --
  Period: Ediacaran (630 - 542)
 

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