Pleistocene

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Subdivisions of the Quaternary System
System/
Period
Series/
Epoch
Stage/
Age
Age (Ma)
Quaternary Holocene 0.0117–0
Pleistocene Tarantian 0.126–0.0117
Ionian 0.781–0.126
Calabrian 1.80–0.781
Gelasian 2.58–1.80
Neogene Pliocene Piacenzian aulder
In Europe an North Americae, the Holocene is subdividit intae Preboreal, Boreal, Atlantic, Subboreal, an Subatlantic stages o the Blytt–Sernander time scale. Thare are mony regional subdiveesions for the Upper or Late Pleistocene; uisually these represent locally recognised cauld (glacial) an wairm (interglacial) periods. The last glacial period ends wi the cauld Younger Dryas substage.

The Pleistocene (eften colloquially referred tae as the Ice Age) is the geological epoch that lastit frae aboot 2,588,000 tae 11,700 years agae, spannin the warld's maist recent period o repeatit glaciations.