The Turonian is a stage of the
Late CretaceousEpoch. It spans the time between 93.5 ± 0.8 Ma and 89.3 ± 1 Ma (million years ago).
The Turonien was definied by the French paleontologist
Alcide d'Orbigny(1802 - 1857), who named it after the city of Toursin the French department of Indre-et-Loire.
* [http://www.stratigraphy.org/geowhen/stages/Turonian.html GeoWhen Database - Turonian]
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