Pliocene


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Pliocene

, Pleiocene
of, denoting, or formed in the last epoch of the Tertiary period, which lasted for three million years, during which many modern mammals appeared

Pliocene

[′plī·ə‚sēn]
(geology)
The youngest of the five geological epochs of the Tertiary Period. The Pliocene represents the interval of geological time (and rocks deposited during that time) extending from the end of the Miocene Epoch to the beginning of the Pleistocene Epoch of the Quaternary Period. Modern time scales assign the duration of 5.0 million to 1.8 million years ago to the Pliocene.
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In 1,028m of water, Abu Sir 2X was drilled to 4,012m and reached pay in Pliocene and Miocene sandstones.
The new material described from Attock confirms the existence of the various sized hipparionine in the Late Miocene - Early Pliocene of the Potwar Plateau in Pakistan.
We consider this a fairly possible record of section Phaestoglochin whose occurrence in the Pliocene could be eventually confirmed by the Russian material in need of study (Appendix S1).
Consequently, the Mid Pliocene has been considered to be a historical analogue for current warming, providing an example of climate system dynamics for planet Earth with atmospheric C[O.
In the Iberian Peninsula several Late Miocene and Early Pliocene localities have yielded remains of Debruijnimys Castillo and Agusti, 1996 (see Agusti and Casanovas-Vilar, 2003 and Minwer-Barakat et al.
The presence of a long-tailed shrew at PCS, in the latest Miocene or early Pliocene continental interior of mid-latitude eastern North America, well prior to the late Pliocene initiation of glaciation in the northern hemisphere, suggests the presence of a relatively cool, moist microhabitat, probably including woodland, at least somewhere in the vicinity of the Pipe Creek Sinkhole during the latest Hemphillian land mammal age.
The NEA 3x discovery well is located approximately 40 km north of Alexandria and was drilled to a total depth of 3,055 m and encountered gas in a lower Pliocene sand in the Kafr El Sheik formation.
Northumbria University academic Ulrich Salzmann is using pollen and plant microfossils from sediment cores and rocks to construct a picture of vegetation in the late Pliocene period.
Dana has assessed that this area is prospective in both the Pliocene play, analogous to Dana's two gas discoveries in the West El Burulus concession (WEB-1 and Papyrus), as well as having further prospective in the deeper high pressure horizons.
Topics include a new geological map of Stromboli volcano in Italy's Tyrrhenian Sea based on application of a lithostratigraphic and unconformity-bounded stratigraphic (UBS) units, a revised volcanostratigraphy of the Upper Miocene to Lower Pliocene Urgup formation in the central Anatolian volcanic province of Turkey, ignimbrite stratigraphy and chronology on Tercerira Island in the Azores, geologic mapping of Mexico's Colima volcanic complex and implications for hazard assessment, and probabilistic digital hazard maps for avalanches and massive pyroclastic flow using TITAN2D computational model.
Some of the oldest volcanic rocks found in the governorate date back to the Miocene and Pliocene ages.
Here, we document the partial fossil skeleton of a baleen whale from Pliocene strata in western Nicaragua (Fig.