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
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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.

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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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Acrocheilus is present in the fossil record by the Miocene, over 7 Ma (Smith 1981; Smith and others 2002; Table 2).
Pilgrim (1926) and Lydekker (1884) described several specimens of Hippopotamodon sivalense from theLate Miocene of the Siwalik Hills but with different names.
Proboscideans and perissodactyls are approximately equally common at these middle Miocene localities.
The Carpathian Foredeep is an asymmetric peripheral foreland basin filled mostly with Miocene clastic sediments (molasses), up to 3 km thick, underlain by platform successions.
Time interval: Late early Miocene to late Pliocene (Piacenzian), doubtful from the Oligocene.
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Schmidt-Kittler (1987) described various specimens from other localities in the Lower Miocene of East Africa and identified them as Cynelos euryodon.
Petroleum company Statoil (NYSE:STO) disclosed on Thursday the interception of oil discovery in its Miocene Yeti prospect located in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).
The wireline logging data indicates a total of 154 net feet of crude oil pay that was discovered in multiple reservoirs, including 117 net feet in Middle Miocene and 37 net feet in Lower Miocene reservoirs at the Katmai exploration well.
47 LATE MIOCENE "GREAT WHITE" SHARK FROM THE PUENTE HILLS, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA: RARE PRESERVATION OF VERTEBRAL CENTRAE OF A MARINE APEX PREDATOR (CARCHARODON SP., A LAMNIFORM ELASMOBRANCH)
Washington, May 22 ( ANI ): Newly analyzed tooth samples from the great apes of the Miocene indicate that the same dietary specialization that allowed the apes to move from Africa to Eurasia may have led to their extinction.