[ US /ˈmaɪəˌsin/ ]
  1. from 25 million to 13 million years ago; appearance of grazing mammals
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How To Use Miocene In A Sentence

  • For 10,000,000 years during the Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs this area was a fiery inferno of constant volcanic activity and magnificent giants such as the Grizaba, La Malinche, Iztaccihuatl, Popocatepetl, Volcan de Toluca and Volcan de Colima, along with thousands of smaller volcanic cones, came into eruptive existence. The geology and geography of Lake Chapala and western Mexico
  • Because the Miocene is closer to the present day than most other periods of geologic time, it is easier to see the effects of events, and to interpret patterns.
  • More specifically, there are Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, Eocene, and Miocene marine and Oligocene and Plio-Pleistocene nonmarine sedimentary rocks. Santa Monica Mountains (Bailey)
  • The oldest fossils of parrotfishes, including one eroding species, are all of Miocene age.
  • Both the perissodactyls and artiodactyls underwent a period of rapid evolution during the Miocene.
  • South American Miocene Charactosuchus, while gharial-like, has been regarded as a highly unusual crocodylid of uncertain affinities (Langston 1965, Langston & Gasparini 1997), while Euthecodon – a uniquely African taxon, some species of which approached 10 m in length – is also a crocodylid, and perhaps a close relative of the living dwarf crocodiles (and we’ll discuss those more in a moment). Even more recently extinct, island dwelling crocodilians
  • This is problematical however as the type genus for this group, Palaeochoerus from Oligocene-Miocene Africa and Europe, almost certainly is a suid proper and not a peccary, Old World or otherwise. Archive 2006-08-01
  • Thylacinus macknessi, a specialised thylacinid (Marsupialia: Thylacinidae) from Miocene deposits of Riversleigh, north-western Queensland. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites, Australia
  • We propose that the ancestors of the four extant river dolphin taxa were inhabitants of Miocene epicontinental seas.
  • During the Miocene the shelf was intermittently emergent, and the submarine canyons were extended to the shelf area through headward erosion.
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