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.
A 2nd estimate is somewhat older, 3.1-2.6 Ma, suggesting a Pliocene origin (Smith and others 2017).
The company clarified in a filing to the Egyptian Exchange that the primary results of three dimensions of the seismic survey revealed that the near-surface layer (Pliocene) which includes dry gas has an average of native gas that is estimated at 821 billion feet of gas.
"The block is located in DEA's core region in the Onshore Nile Delta, where we successfully explore the Messinian and Pliocene plays as operator since 2004.
All of the species on Earth today had an ancestor that survived the Eocene and the Pliocene, but whether humans and the flora and fauna we are familiar with can adapt to these rapid changes remains to be seen, researchers said.
The outcrops date to Dhok Pathan formation (Late Miocene - Early Pliocene).
They lived from the Pliocene epoch (from around 5 million years ago) into the Holocene at about 4,500 years ago in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.
Some new molars of Pachyportax are recovered from the Late Miocene-Early Pliocene of the Middle Siwalik Subgroup.
During the Pliocene, molasse was deposited all the way from north-western Syria into northern Iraq.
Scientists have proposed this previously unknown global extinction event after analyzing fossils from that time, the end of the geological period known as the (https://www.britannica.com/science/Pliocene-Epoch) Pliocene Epoch .
Time interval: Late early Miocene to late Pliocene (Piacenzian), doubtful from the Oligocene.