Miocene


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Miocene

of, denoting, or formed in the fourth epoch of the Tertiary period, between the Oligocene and Pliocene epochs, which lasted for 19 million years

Miocene

 

the lower subdivision of Neocene rock strata, corresponding to the first, more ancient, half of the Neocene period of the earth’s geological history. In full cross sections Miocene layers are bounded by the Oligocene from below and the Pliocene from above. The Miocene was identified by C. Lyell in 1833.

Miocene

[′mī·ə‚sēn]
(geology)
A geologic epoch of the Tertiary period, extending from the end of the Oligocene to the beginning of the Pliocene.
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The actual emergence(s) of such a versatile arboreal body plan in the Miocene ape ancestors of Ardipithecus, a 'bauplan' different and more advanced than that of quadrupedal 'pronogrady' seen in monkeys and Proconsul (but not yet suspensory-specialised), is obscured by a dearth of sufficiently informative Middle and Late Miocene fossil great apes.
Previous data collected elsewhere in Europe and Turkey suggested that the great ape's diet evolved from hard-shelled fruits and seeds to leaves, but these findings only contained samples from the early-Middle and Late Miocene, while lack data from the epoch of highest diversity of hominoids in Western Europe.
A Messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterranean and Red Sea areas restricted marine Neogene deposits to limited ingressions into the edge of the mountain range, with Lower Miocene carbonates transgressing onto older deposits.
Traverse (1955: 46) described the region around each pore in fossil Itea pollen from the Miocene Brandon lignite of Vermont, USA, as appearing "pebbly" when examined using LM.
it probably had a profound impact on the structuring of Miocene marine communities.
Oilex is very pleased to report that the Miocene MBS reservoir has been
167-183, in Depositional environments, lithostratigraphy, and biostratigraphy of the White River and Arikaree Groups (Late Eocene to Early Miocene, North America).
The papers included in this Special Publication address the dynamic evolution of carbonate systems deposited during the Oligocene and Miocene in the context on climatic and Earth surfaces processes focusing on climatic trends and controls over deposition; temporal changes in carbonate producers and palaeoecology; carbonate terminology; facies; processes and environmental parameters (including water temperature and production depth profiles); carbonate producers and their spatial and temporal variability; and tectonic controls over architecture
These 4 wells also discovered non-associated natural gas within the same Late Miocene Carbonate reservoirs.
Wojcicki and Kvacek (2003) consider these faint but distinctive impressions closely similar to Hemitrapa pomelii (Boulay) Mai from the early Miocene of France (20.
Apache of the US in November 2002 made the first deep-water, sub-salt Miocene oil find in the West Mediterranean Block 1 in the Nile Delta.
In 1995 I described a new species of turtle, Emydoidea hutchisoni, from the Middle Miocene (Barstovian North American Land Mammal Age [16.