Oligocene


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Ol·i·go·cene

 (ŏl′ĭ-gō-sēn′, ō′lĭ-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the epoch of geologic time from about 34 to 23 million years ago, the third epoch of the Tertiary Period. It is characterized by further development of modern mammals, including the rise of the true carnivores and their gradual replacement of the creodonts. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Oligocene Epoch.

Oligocene

(ˈɒlɪɡəʊˌsiːn; ɒˈlɪɡ-)
adj
(Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed in the third epoch of the Tertiary period, which lasted for 10 000 000 years
n
(Geological Science) the Oligocene the Oligocene epoch or rock series
[C19: oligo- + -cene]

Ol•i•go•cene

(ˈɒl ɪ goʊˌsin)
adj.
1. noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, occurring from 40 million to 25 million years ago.
n.
2. the Oligocene Epoch or Series.

Ol·i·go·cene

(ŏl′ĭ-gō-sēn′)
The third epoch of the Tertiary Period, from about 37 to 24 million years ago, characterized by the continued development of modern mammalian groups and the rise of the first cats, dogs, and related mammals. 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.Oligocene - from 40 million to 25 million years agoOligocene - from 40 million to 25 million years ago; appearance of sabertoothed cats
Tertiary, Tertiary period - from 63 million to 2 million years ago
Translations

Oligocene

[ˈɒlɪgəʊsiːn]
A. ADJoligocénico
B. N the Oligoceneel Oligoceno
References in classic literature ?
That you and I exist today must be due to the preparedness of some shaggy anthropoid of the Oligocene.
The Rocky Wood Area is abundant with dense rocky stems of trees in the formation of a wood mountain that is traced back to the Oligocene epoch, according to the Ministry of Environment.
The team found the animal's skull, teeth, and humerus (upper arm bone) and dated it between the late Oligocene to early Miocene era.
Most of the yet-to-find reserves (over 80%) are expected to be found in the Upper Oligocene, Lower Oligocene and Upper Paleocene to Lower Eocene plays.
The early stages of the Oligocene marked a turning point in the tectonic development of the Caucasus.
Information on the members of Geoemydidae in the Belgian Paleogene record is very limited with only one member of Ptychogasterinae Ptychogaster laurae (Forster and Becker, 1888) mentioned in the early Oligocene of Hoogbutsel (Russell et al.
Dr Patrick Allman-Ward, CEO of Dana Gas, said they were excited to be partnering with BP in drilling the Oligocene play onshore in the Nile delta.
Patrick Allman-Ward, CEO Dana Gas, commented: "We are very excited to be partnering with BP in drilling the Oligocene play onshore the Nile delta.
Together with BP, the Company will look to explore the multi-TCF gas potential of the Oligocene reservoirs that have proven successful to date in the offshore and which extend into Dana Gas Egypt's existing Development Licenses.
In the Oligocene, euphotic conditions prevailed and carbonate production related to these foraminifers (especially Nummulites) declined [49].
The Canadian firm will use the proceeds from the private placement and the loan to support its 2013 capital and operating programme, which involves the continued appraisal of the Kurdamir Oligocene discovery and existing Sarqala discovery, as well as exploration activities on the Garmian Block, it noted.
Thus the Oligocene is named for the few (oligo-) fossils found above the Eocene/ Oligocene boundary.