Pliocene epoch

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Pliocene epoch

the last epoch of the TERTIARY PERIOD, lasting from the end of the Miocene seven million years ago to approximately two million years ago. Early man evolved during this period, some three million years ago. Britain's climate supported a warm temperate flora.
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An 87m gross (27m net) gas column in the Pliocene was tested.
We present here in situ hipparionine fossils from Late Miocene - Early Pliocene localities of the Siwalik Group and provide evidence of the presence of four species of the Siwalik hipparionine.
Time interval: Late early Miocene (late Burdigalian) to late Pliocene (Piacenzian), and possibly early Pleistocene.
Conclusions: The Late Miocene-Early Pliocene outcrops of the Siwaliks have rich history of the hipparionine fossils.
These molars are smaller, lower crowned and have a less pronounced stephanodonty than the Stephanomys identified in the Pliocene and Pleistocene (see Minwer-Barakat et al.
Previous geologic evidence had indicated the Pliocene Arctic was warm, but these terrestrial records are spotty, providing only isolated snapshots of time.
However, many of the late Miocene and Pliocene named species of Sorex are based on small samples.
SubsequentdispersalduringtheMioceneandPlioceneextendedtherangeofParathelphusato the Philippines, Sulawesi, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra, and, during the Late Pliocene and Pleistocene, to Java.
The team focused on samples from the Pliocene epoch between 3.
Cappadocia region is largely underlain by sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams, and ignimbrite deposits erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago, during the late Miocene to Pliocene epochs.