Of, pertaining to, or characterizing, the most recent division of the Tertiary age.
Pliocene - An epoch or subdivision of the Tertiary Period.
A geological era lasting from approximately 5 to 2 million years ago.
is the latest division of Miocene Epoch, that started 5.5 mln years and ended 1.8 mln years B.P. In Moldova there are only continental subaqual (alluvium) and subaeral (alteration crust and fossil soils) deposits.
Epoch of geologic time 1.8 - 5 million years ago.
Last epoch of the Tertiary. Most fossils are of still surviving species. Followed by the Pleistocene.
The last of the five Geologic Epochs of the Tertiary Period. It extends from the end of the Miocene Epoch (about 5 million years ago) to the beginning of the Quaternary Period (and Pleistocene Epoch) about 1.8 million years ago.
from 13 million to 2 million years ago; growth of mountains; cooling of climate; more and larger mammals
An epoch of the Tertiary period, after the Miocene and before the Pleistocene; also, the corresponding worldwide series of rocks. It is considered to be a period when the Tertiary is designated as an era.
Fifth and most recent division of Tertiary period on geologic time scale from about 12 million to 2 million years ago.
The epoch between the Miocene and Pleistocene, dating 5 to 2 million years ago.
It is a period of geological time which extends from 5.3 to 1.81 million years ago.
fifth and final epoch of the Tertiary period, lasting for 10 million years during which many modern mammals appeared; from Greek pleion 'more' + kainos 'recent'.
Final epoch of the Tertiary period, spanning the time between 5.3 and 1.8 million years ago. It is named after the Greek words "pleion" (more) and "ceno" (new).
The latest Epoch of the Tertiary Period, beginning about 5.3 million years ago and ending 1.6 million years ago. more details...
The final of five epochs in the Tertiary period, lasting from 5.3 to 1.6 Ma. It is preceded by the Miocene epoch and followed by the Pleistocene epoch of the Quaternary period. Observational evidence shows this to be perhaps the last time when global temperatures were significantly warmer than at present These observations indicate that: (1) global sea level was probably 20-30 m higher, implying a significant reduction in the Antarctic ice sheet; (2) there was a significant northward migration of the freezing line in winter Thompson (1991), and (3) tropical sea surface temperatures may have been similar to present Dowsett et al. (1991).
The uppermost division of the Tertiary Period;
The period of geologic time that began about ten million years ago and ended approximately two or three million years ago.
the latest epoch of the Tertiary period, during which the first manlike apes appeared. The Pliocene was also marked by the rising of mountains in western America, and the migration of mammals between continents; the rocks formed in this epoch. [AHDOS
(pronounced PLEE-oh-seen) The Pliocene was an epoch in geologic time that lasted from 5-1.8 million years ago (it was at the end of the Tertiary period). During this epoch, the first hominids (australopithecines) and modern forms of whales appeared. The ancient shark megalodon swam the seas during this time.
The Pliocene epoch (spelled Pleiocene in some older texts) is the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5.332 million to 1.806 million years before present.