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  1. Please see the comment on the related Mesopotamia slab. The thread of the proposal presented there is that the Mesopotamia slab was more likely to have broken off during the Eocene (~45-40 Ma), not the latest Cretaceous (~65 Ma) for reasons presented there and in Deevsalar et al. 2018 (JGSL 175, 915-933).

    The knock-on implication is that the base age of the Zagros slab should be 45-40 Ma, and that the slab segment represents only a maximum of 30 or so million years of subduction until the latest break-off probably in the late Cenozoic (Miocene), assuming this is geodynamically feasible.

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