Definition of Miocene epoch

1. Noun. From 25 million to 13 million years ago; appearance of grazing mammals.

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miocene Epoch

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Literary usage of Miocene epoch

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1. Sketches of the Physical Geography and Geology of Nebraska by Samuel Aughey (1880)
"Inauguration of the miocene epoch.—Formation of a Lake on the Plains. ... THE miocene epoch was gradually inaugurated. During the Eocene Epoch the plains- ..."

2. The physical geology and geography of Great Britain: a manual of British geology by Andrew Crombie Ramsay (1878)
"miocene epoch. THE MIOCENE STRATA in England play a very unimportant part, in a physical point of view, excepting that the remains of many land plants which ..."

3. Mastodon, Mammoth, and Man by John Patterson MacLean (1880)
"miocene epoch. If in the end geologists should fail to prove that man existed in the Miocene, still there is enough evidence to show that he was not only ..."

4. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of England and Wales. by Geological Survey of Great Britain (1846)
"During the miocene epoch, then, we can suppose no union of Asturias and Ireland. But at the close of the miocene epoch great geological operations took ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"ungulate of the miocene epoch, as large as a rhinoceros, but hornless and with enormous claws on the toes of both fore and hind feet,— я character almost ..."

6. A Manual of the Geology of India: Chiefly Compiled from the Observations of by Geological Survey of India, Henry Benedict Medlicott, William Thomas Blanford (1893)
"This last probability is founded on the fact that the temperature of Europe in the miocene epoch was in all probability nearer to that of the present ..."

7. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1901)
"I confess I am strongly inclined to surmise that these last, at any rate, are remnants of the population of Austro-Columbia before the miocene epoch, ..."

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