Eocene


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E·o·cene

 (ē′ə-sēn′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the epoch of geologic time from about 56 to 34 million years ago, the second epoch of the Tertiary Period. It is characterized by warm climates, the rise of most modern mammalian families, and the formation of the Himalayas. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Eocene Epoch.

Eocene

(ˈiːəʊˌsiːn)
adj
(Palaeontology) of, denoting, or formed in the second epoch of the Tertiary period, which lasted for 20 000 000 years, during which hooved mammals appeared
n
(Palaeontology) the Eocene the Eocene epoch or rock series
[C19: from eo- + -cene]

E•o•cene

(ˈi əˌsin)
adj.
1. noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, occurring from 55 million to 40 million years ago, characterized by the advent of the modern mammalian orders.
n.
2. the Eocene Epoch or Series.
[1831; eo- + -cene]

E·o·cene

(ē′ə-sēn′)
The second epoch of the Tertiary Period, from about 58 to 37 million years ago, characterized by warm climates and the rise of most modern families of mammals. See Chart at geologic time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eocene - from 58 million to 40 million years agoEocene - from 58 million to 40 million years ago; presence of modern mammals
Tertiary, Tertiary period - from 63 million to 2 million years ago
Translations

Eocene

[ˈiːəʊsiːn] ADJ (Geol) → eoceno
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For a moment my gaze traversed the landscape beneath until it was caught and held by four figures near the base of the cliff--a human figure held at bay by three hyaenodons, those ferocious and blood-thirsty wild dogs of the Eocene.
Cuvier used to urge that no monkey occurred in any tertiary stratum; but now extinct species have been discovered in India, South America, and in Europe even as far back as the eocene stage.
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These anticlinal features reveal infantile tendency from east to west and unearthing the platform rock sequences ranging from Permian to Eocene which is unconformably overlain by the Mitha Khattak Formation equivalent facies to the Rawalpindi Group.
However, recent studies have shown that the monsoons are millions of years more ancient than previously thought and were regionally similar to today during the high pCO2 Eocene Greenhouse episode.
Georgia, July 15 -- Skyland Petroleum Limited (ASX: SKP) ("Skyland" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that testing of the Kumisi #2 Well in Georgia has resulted in gas flow with good pressure from the Lower Eocene interval.
The thickness of the Eocene deposits in the Shamakhy-Gobustan and the Pre-Caspian Guba regions is up to 1,500 m, with a rise towards the south-east.
The Crassostrea gigantissima is shown in Figure 1, a specimen from Shell Bluff, and it rests in its geologic period of history, the Eocene.
At some point, later in the Eocene, these Asian anthropoids got to Africa and started to diversify there.