Neogene

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Neogene

[′nē·ə‚jēn]
(geology)
An interval of geologic time incorporating the Miocene and Pliocene of the Tertiary period; the Upper Tertiary.
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The main thrust of recent paleoceanographic research based on ocean drilling is investigation of the whole Neogene period (the past 20 million years) with the same degree of detail previously available only for the late Quaternary (a fraction of the past one million years).