Pliocene Epoch: Stratigraphy

Subdivisions of the

The chart at left shows the major subdivisions of the Neogene, the last portion of the Tertiary Period, including the Pliocene. You may click anywhere on the other Epoch (Miocene) or the arrows to navigate to those exhibits.

The Pliocene Epoch is part of the Cenozoic Era.

Find out more about the Tertiary paleontology and geology of North America at the Paleontology Portal.