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The Laventan age is a period of geologic time (13.8—11.8 Ma) within the Miocene epoch of the Neogene used more specifically with South American Land Mammal Ages. It follows the Colloncuran and precedes the Mayoan age.[1][2]


  1. ^ Paleo Database: Laventan
  2. ^ Madden, R. H., Guerrero J., Kay R. F., Flynn, J.J., Swisher III C. C., Walton A. H. (1997). The Laventan Stage and Age, en Kay, R.F., Madden, R.H., Cifelli, R.L., Flynn, J.J. (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene Fauna of La Venta, Colombia: Washington D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 499–519.
Neogene Period
Miocene Pliocene
Aquitanian |Burdigalian
Langhian | Serravallian
Tortonian | Messinian
Zanclean | Piacenzian