Neogene period


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Neogene period

The second part of a revised two-part division of the Cenozoic era. It runs from the Miocene epoch to the Holocene: 24.6 million to 2 million years ago.
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The hypoplasia occurrences in fossil rhino teeth are also found at almost all intervals of the Neogene period (Fig.
This tectonic "double" of faults strongly influenced segmentation of area during the Oligocene-Early Neogene period (Rostinsky, 2003), while the actual altitudinal contrast between the higher elevated crystalline terrain of the Massif and the lower sedimentary relief of the Foredeep is likely of the Late Miocene-Quaternary age (Rostinsky, 2003).
Dr McLaren's research focuses on the last 20 million years, the Neogene period, throughout the Murray Basin which contains 'Lake Bungunnin', a 50,000 square kilometre paleo-megalake.