Miocene

The Miocene ( MY-ə-seen, MY-oh-) is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about 23.03 to 5.333 million years ago (Ma). The Miocene was named by Scottish author Charles Lyell; its name comes from the Greek words μείων (meiōn, "less") and καινός (kainos, "new") and means "less recent" because it has 18% fewer modern sea invertebrates than the Pliocene. The Miocene is preceded by the Oligocene and is followed by the Pliocene. As the earth went from the Oligocene through the Miocene and into the Pliocene, the climate slowly cooled towards a series of ice ages. The Miocene boundaries are not marked by a single distinct global event but consist rather of regionally defined boundaries between the warmer Oligocene and the cooler Pliocene Epoch.

Late Miocene
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Late Miocene ... The Late Miocene (also known as Upper Miocene) is a sub-epoch of the Miocene Epoch made up of two stages. The Tortonian and Messinian stages comprise...

Early Miocene
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Early Miocene ... The Early Miocene (also known as Lower Miocene) is a sub-epoch of the Miocene Epoch made up of two stages: the Aquitanian and Burdigalian stages. The...

Middle Miocene
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Middle Miocene ... The Middle Miocene is a sub-epoch of the Miocene Epoch made up of two stages: the Langhian and Serravallian stages. The Middle Miocene is preceded by...

Bovidae
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Bovidae ... and Pantholopinae. The family evolved 20 million years ago, in the early Miocene. The bovids show great variation in size and pelage colouration. Excepting...

Anatidae
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Anatidae ... Miocene of Germany) Cygnopterus (Middle Oligocene of Belgium – Early Miocene of France) – sometimes included in Cygnavus Megalodytes (Middle Miocene of...

Miocene (band)
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Miocene (band) ... Miocene, also typeset as {MIOCENE}, was a British alternative band from London, England. Forming in 1998, but consolidating their line-up in 2000, Miocene...

Suidae
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Suidae ... †Eumaiochoerus (Miocene) Genus †Hippopotamodon (Miocene to Pleistocene) Genus †Korynochoerus (Miocene to Pliocene) Genus †Microstonyx (Miocene) Genus Porcula...

Mustelidae
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Mustelidae ... mustelids were dated at the end of the Oligocene to the beginning of the Miocene. It is not clear which of these forms are Mustelidae ancestors and which...

Rail (bird)
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Rail (bird) ... Palaeoaramides (Late Oligocene/Early Miocene – Late Miocene of France) Genus Rhenanorallus (Late Oligocene/Early Miocene of Mainz Basin, Germany) Genus Paraortygometra...

Passerine
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Passerine ... et spp. indet. (Middle Miocene of France and Germany) – basal? Passeriformes gen. et spp. indet. (Sajóvölgyi Middle Miocene of Mátraszőlős, Hungary)...

Nam Con Son Basin
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Oligocene
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The Miocene Arrow
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Hyena
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Dryopithecus
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Pika
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Gannet
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Ostrich
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