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Eocene

Geology of, denoting, or formed in the second epoch of the Tertiary period, which lasted for 20 000 000 years, during which hooved mammals appeared
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Eocene

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(geology)
The next to the oldest of the five major epochs of the Tertiary period (in the Cenozoic era).
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Because no modern analogue could be found, the ecology of this animal is still poorly understood, even if this is one of the most common late Eocene whales, Lambert concluded.
'Our findings are uniquely compatible with the hypothesis that the long-term Eocene cooling was driven by greenhouse gasses.
Lower Eocene volcanics were developed in the Aleppo area.
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Due to regional extensional stresses, the HZS was a lacus-trine basin during the sedimentary period of the Eocene Wenchang Fm.
Palaeoclimatic evolution during Eocene and its influence on oil shale mineralisation, Fushun basin, China.
The Kumisi #2 Well was drilled for targets in the Eocene sequences and, based on the independent resources evaluation carried out by Gustavson Associates with an evaluation date of 3 December 2015, at that time the Lower Eocene interval (gross for the Block XIG License) was assessed to have a: (i) best estimate level of 319 billion cubic feet (Bcf); (ii) low estimate level of 146 Bcf; and (iii) high estimate level of 600 Bcf of unrisked prospective resources present (at best estimate level).(1)
Although many stops were made and they were important on their own merit, Shell Bluff is mentioned because of its scientific significance as a part of the Eocene Era, a period of high sea levels, where marine layers covered the majority of the Coastal Plain of Georgia (Gore and Whitherspoon 2013).
According to the paper describing the research, our primate ancestors in Asia were almost totally wiped out by a drastic change in the climate approximately 34 million years ago, at the juncture of the Eocene and Oligocene epochs.
The Early Eocene succession is well exposed in the Central Salt Range which consists of the Nammal Formation, the Sakesar Limestone and the Chor Gali Formation.