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 new material also supports arguments for the spread of hominoids from Africa to Asia early in the Miocene period, say the investigators, both of the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi.
They represent unique deep-sea environments which originate from the dissolution of buried salt deposits that are the remains of hypersaline waters of the Miocene period (5.