Miocene epoch


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Miocene epoch

The fourth part of the Tertiary period.
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Noun1.Miocene epoch - from 25 million to 13 million years agoMiocene epoch - from 25 million to 13 million years ago; appearance of grazing mammals
Tertiary, Tertiary period - from 63 million to 2 million years ago
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At some point in the Miocene epoch, between about 23 million and 5 million years ago, the various hominoid species emerged in all their diversity.
The report said the new find was detected at depth of 1,450 metres and reached a depth of 4,131 through 2,000 feet of hydrocarbon limestone rocks from the Miocene Epoch.
Papahu taitapu, the first of its kind ever found, lived 19 million to 22 million years ago, and is one of the few dolphins to be reported globally dating to the start of the Miocene epoch, according to University of Otago researchers.
The forests, grasslands, Herbivores mammals, birds or small quick birds and rodents were appeared in Miocene Epoch of tertiary period.
Scientists began to suspect that high-latitude temperatures during the middle Miocene epoch were warmer than previously believed when co-author Sophie Warny, assistant professor at LSU, discovered large quantities of pollen and algae in sediment cores taken around Antarctica.
They date back to between six and eight million years ago, falling into the Late Miocene epoch.
Along with three other remote islands, it broke from the mainland continent during the Miocene epoch, about the same time as the Himalayas began to rise.
For example, after a warming episode about 20 million years in the early Miocene epoch, the dominant vegetation transitioned from woodland to a savannah-like grassland.