Definition of Pliocene epoch

1. Noun. From 13 million to 2 million years ago; growth of mountains; cooling of climate; more and larger mammals.

Exact synonyms: Pliocene
Group relationships: Tertiary, Tertiary Period
Generic synonyms: Epoch



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pliocene Epoch

Plexiglas
Plicatoperipatus
Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis
Plimmer's bodies
Plimsoll line
Plimsoll mark
Plimsoll marks
Plinian
Plinian eruption
Plinko
Pliny
Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Younger
Pliocene
Pliocene epoch (current term)
Plip
Plips
Ploceidae
Ploceus
Ploceus philippinus
Plotinian
Plotinic
Plotinist
Plotinists
Plotinus
Plott hound
Plotz bacillus
Plough Monday

Literary usage of Pliocene epoch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report (1873)
"In that ease, the deposits of Cajón Pass, instead of being of the Post Pliocene, must lie of the Pliocene epoch. In consequence of their directions being ..."

2. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1892)
"With the close of the unstudied Mio-Pliocene epoch history again becomes clear, ... At the close of or during the Llano Estacado or Mio-Pliocene epoch ..."

3. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1875)
"It is not unlikely that some of these animals may have existed before and after the pliocene epoch as well as in it, but the explorations are still ..."

4. The Great Valleys and Prairies of Nebraska and the Northwest by Charles Dana Wilber (1881)
"Bison already existed in the Pliocene epoch in Nebraska. The progenitors of oar buffalo probably then existed in the forms ..."

5. Annual Report (1873)
"In that ease, the deposits of Cajón Pass, instead of being of the Post Pliocene, must lie of the Pliocene epoch. In consequence of their directions being ..."

6. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1892)
"With the close of the unstudied Mio-Pliocene epoch history again becomes clear, ... At the close of or during the Llano Estacado or Mio-Pliocene epoch ..."

7. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1875)
"It is not unlikely that some of these animals may have existed before and after the pliocene epoch as well as in it, but the explorations are still ..."

8. The Great Valleys and Prairies of Nebraska and the Northwest by Charles Dana Wilber (1881)
"Bison already existed in the Pliocene epoch in Nebraska. The progenitors of oar buffalo probably then existed in the forms ..."

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