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System/
Period
Series/
Epoch
Stage/
Age
Age (Ma)
Carboniferous Mississippian Tournaisian younger
Devonian Upper/
Late
Famennian 358.9 372.2
Frasnian 372.2 382.7
Middle Givetian 382.7 387.7
Eifelian 387.7 393.3
Lower/
Early
Emsian 393.3 407.6
Pragian 407.6 410.8
Lochkovian 410.8 419.2
Silurian Pridoli no faunal stages defined older
Subdivision of the Devonian system
according to the ICS, as of 2017.[1]

The Givetian is one of two faunal stages in the Middle Devonian period. It lasted from 387.7 million years ago to 382.7 million years ago. It was preceded by the Eifelian stage and followed by the Frasnian stage. It is named after the town of Givet in France.

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Name and definitionEdit

The Givetian stage was proposed in 1879 by French geologist Jules Gosselet and was accepted for the higher stage of the Middle Devonian by the Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy in 1981.[2]

PalaeontologyEdit

FishEdit

SarcopterygiansEdit

TetrapodomorphsEdit
Tetrapodomorphs of the Givetian
Taxa Presence Location Description Images
Escuminac Formation, Quebec, Canada

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
  2. ^ Préat, Alain; Bultynck, Pierre (2006). "Givetian" (PDF). Geologica Belgica. 9 (1–2): 9–18. Retrieved 12 March 2013.

Coordinates: 31°14′15″N 4°21′15″W / 31.2375°N 4.3542°W / 31.2375; -4.3542