Miocene epoch

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Miocene epoch

a division of the TERTIARY PERIOD, lasting from 26 million years ago until 7 million years ago. In this epoch mammals acquired their present form. The European flora became more temperate, grasslands increased and the British Isles reached more or less the present latitude of 54 °N.
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Mylocheilus is present in the fossil record as early as the late Miocene, 7 Ma (Smith 1981; Smith and others 2002) in Columbia, Snake, Lahontan, Bonneville and Klamath drainages (Smith and others 2000).
The present specimens are recovered from the Late Miocene type locality Dhok Pathan (Lat.
"The report also references additional hydrocarbon potential over the entire Guercif area demonstrated by multiple prospective leads in diverse geological settings in the Miocene, Jurassic and Triassic."
The first giraffid was reported from the Kamlial Formation of the Siwaliks during the early Miocene (Solounias, 2007).
A Messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterranean and Red Sea areas restricted marine Neogene deposits to limited ingressions into the edge of the mountain range, with Lower Miocene carbonates transgressing onto older deposits.
"After the middle Miocene, global climate change brought colder and drier conditions to New Zealand, with significant changes to vegetation and palaeoenvironments," the authors wrote in the study.
The gas accumulations in Miocene reservoirs are dominated by methane of microbial provenance generated primarily by reduction of carbon dioxide [17, 18].
Time interval: Oligocene-Miocene boundary to Middle Miocene; doubtful from the early Pleistocene (Gelasian).
Jaqzen is an unscrupulous rogue who has designs on Julie and secretly plans to live a Tarzan and Jane life with her in an earth all his own, raping and pillaging both Julie and the beautiful Miocene world.
A note on an amphicyonid mandible from the Early Miocene of Grillental-VI, Sperrgebiet, Namibia (Fig.1) attributed to Hecubides euryodon, is included in order to contribute to the knowledge of this important species.
Additionally, the company's Oyo-seven has struck hydrocarbon in the Miocene formation, which was previously undrilled.