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The youngest of two subdivisions of the Tertiary Period, from 23 to 2.6 million years ago, including the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs.

[German Neogen : neo-, neo- + -gen, -gene.]


(Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs
(Geological Science) the Neogene the Neogene period or system


(ˈni əˌdʒin)

1. noting or pertaining to an interval of time corresponding to the Miocene and Pliocene epochs and accorded the status of a period when the Tertiary is considered an era.
2. the Neogene Period or System.
[1855–60; neo- + -gene (see -gen)]
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Preservational, paleoecological and evolutionary patterns in the Paleogene of Wyoming-Montana and the Neogene of Pakistan.
After reviewing the principles of paleoclimatology and paleobiogeography and presenting a chronology, they discuss terrestrial tetrapod horizons in India, the Permian period: the beginnings of Gondwana sedimentation, the Triassic period: pan-Gaean world, the Jurassic period: time of the giants, the Cretaceous period, the Paleocene period, the Paleocene-Eocene transition: initial collision with Asia, the making of the Himalayan Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau, the neogene Siwalik group, and the evolution of Indian summer monsoons.
The stratigraphic succession exposed in the area is composed by a sequence of Ordovician carbonates covered by clastic sediments of Silurian, Devonian and Neogene ages (Fig.
2012) carried out detail study of the Neogene continental succession of the Pishin belt.
During the Late Jurassic to the Early Cretaceous the ancient NW-SE Wajid Faults were rejuvenated, with final separation of the Arabian Plate from Africa's in the Neogene along the ENE-WSW (Gulf of Aden) and NNW-SSE (Red Sea) trend.
The present day drainage patterns of the Congo river system and their Neogene evolution.
75 billion years ago up to Neogene and Quateranry periods 11,700 years ago.
It also includes a complete Neogene sedimentary sequence (itself rare), involving an enormous range of sedimentary environments and classic dry land geomorphology.
The LINDENS program has been used to estimate lineament densities in the Neogene Duero Basin in Northern Spain [2].
Geologic Time Scale Era Period Major Events Cenozonic Neogene First humans appear.
The regressive movements continued to the Neogene in which Aghchegil deposits were formed.