Pliocene


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Pli·o·cene

 (plī′ə-sēn′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the epoch of geologic time from 5.3 to 2.6 million years ago, the most recent epoch of the Tertiary Period. It is characterized by the appearance of distinctly modern animals and by the expansion of grasslands. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Pliocene Epoch.

[Greek pleiōn, more; see pelə- in Indo-European roots + -cene.]

Pliocene

(ˈplaɪəʊˌsiːn) or

Pleiocene

adj
(Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed in the last epoch of the Tertiary period, which lasted for three million years, during which many modern mammals appeared
n
(Geological Science) the Pliocene the Pliocene epoch or rock series
[C19: plio- + -cene, from Greek kainos recent]

Pli•o•cene

(ˈplaɪ əˌsin)
adj.
1. noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, occurring from ten million to two million years ago when mammalian life was proliferating and climatic cooling had begun.
n.
2. the Pliocene Epoch or Series.
[1831]

Pli·o·cene

(plī′ə-sēn′)
The fifth and last epoch of the Tertiary Period, from about 5 to 2 million years ago, characterized by the appearance of distinctly modern animals. See Chart at geologic time.
Pleistocene, Pliocene, Miocene, Oligocene - Pleistocene means "most recent," Pliocene means "more recent," Miocene means "moderately recent," and Oligocence means "but a little recent."
See also related terms for recent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pliocene - from 13 million to 2 million years agoPliocene - from 13 million to 2 million years ago; growth of mountains; cooling of climate; more and larger mammals
Tertiary, Tertiary period - from 63 million to 2 million years ago
Translations
Pliozän

Pliocene

nPliozän nt
adjpliozän
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, looking to a remotely future epoch, there can, I think, be little doubt that all the more modern marine formations, namely, the upper pliocene, the pleistocene and strictly modern beds, of Europe, North and South America, and Australia, from containing fossil remains in some degree allied, and from not including those forms which are only found in the older underlying deposits, would be correctly ranked as simultaneous in a geological sense.
Late Tertiary sands, mainly the Pliocene and Plio-Pleistocene in and off the Nile Delta are rich in gas of high quality.
During the course of Early Miocene through Late Pliocene, prehistoric rivers accumulated the deposits in the form of Siwalik formations of northern Pakistan (Barry et al.
com/articles/s41559-017-0223-6) Nature Ecology & Evolution  found at the end of the Pliocene there was "great climatic variability and sea-level oscillations," including changes that caused "the abrupt loss of productive coastal habitats," and those factors may have contributed to the demise of many species.
Time interval: Late early Miocene to late Pliocene (Piacenzian), doubtful from the Oligocene.
Key words: Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Fossils, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, Siwaliks.
Le site fossilifere Beaver Pond datant du Pliocene (lie d'Ellesmere, Nunavut) est l'un de ces sites qui different d'autres sites en ce qui a trait a la grande epaisseur de sa couche de tourbe, a la presence d'un riche assemblage de faune vertebree et aux nombreuses branches de bois coupees par les castors.
An expansion of the Brunei Baram Delta play, the main exploration target has been Miocene deltaics with few younger Pliocene.
8[degrees]C by 2100, 70 percent of the world's ocean could experience changes unheard of since the Pliocene.
The thickness of this layer is 60 metres and it dates back to the Miocene epoch, in addition to many gas layers dating back to the Pliocene epoch.
rivas, in which all the Iberian populations from the Pliocene and Pleistocene could be encompassed.
The company said Oyo-seven was drilled to a total depth of approximately 8,000 feet and was successfully completed horizontally in the Pliocene formation.