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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.

Miocene Pliocene

Preceded by Proterozoic Eon Phanerozoic Eon
Paleozoic Era Mesozoic Era Cenozoic Era
Cambrian Ordovician Silurian Devonian Carboniferous Permian Triassic Jurassic Cretaceous Paleogene Neogene 4ry