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Neogene

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The Neogene (informally Upper Tertiary or Late Tertiary) is a geologic period and system that spans 20.45 million years from the end of the Paleogene Period million years ago (Mya) to the beginning of the present Quaternary Period Mya. [1]

44 relations: Africa, Albanerpetontidae, Antelope, Aquitanian (stage), Arctic Ocean, Asia, Bird, Bison, Burdigalian, Cenozoic, Choristodera, Deciduous, Epoch (geology), Eurasia, Gauss-Matuyama reversal, Gelasian, Gulf Stream, Himalayas, Hominidae, Hominini, Horse, Indian subcontinent, International Commission on Stratigraphy, International Union for Quaternary Research, International Union of Geological Sciences, Isthmus of Panama, Land bridge, Langhian, Mammal, Marine geology, Maurice Tucker, Messinian, Miocene, North America, Paleogene, Piacenzian, Pliocene, Quaternary, Quaternary glaciation, Serravallian, South America, Tortonian, Year, Zanclean.

Africa

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).

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Albanerpetontidae

The Albanerpetontidae are an extinct family of superficially salamander-like batrachians.

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Antelope

An antelope is a member of a number of even-toed ungulate species indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia.

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Aquitanian (stage)

The Aquitanian is, in the ICS' geologic timescale, the oldest age or lowest stage in the Miocene.

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Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceans.

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Asia

Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

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Bird

Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

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Bison

Bison are large, even-toed ungulates in the genus Bison within the subfamily Bovinae.

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Burdigalian

The Burdigalian is, in the geologic timescale, an age or stage in the early Miocene.

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Cenozoic

The Cenozoic Era meaning "new life", is the current and most recent of the three Phanerozoic geological eras, following the Mesozoic Era and, extending from 66 million years ago to the present day.

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Choristodera

Choristodera is an extinct order of semiaquatic diapsid reptiles that ranged from the Middle Jurassic, or possibly Late Triassic, to at least the early Miocene.

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Deciduous

In the fields of horticulture and botany, the term deciduous (/dɪˈsɪdʒuəs/) means "falling off at maturity" and "tending to fall off", in reference to trees and shrubs that seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn; to the shedding of petals, after flowering; and to the shedding of ripe fruit.

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Epoch (geology)

In geochronology, an epoch is a subdivision of the geologic timescale that is longer than an age but shorter than a period.

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Eurasia

Eurasia is a combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia.

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Gauss-Matuyama reversal

The Gauss-Matuyama Reversal was a geologic event approximately 2.58 million years ago when the Earth's magnetic field underwent reversal.

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Gelasian

The Gelasian is an age in the international geologic timescale or a stage in chronostratigraphy, being the earliest or lowest subdivision of the Quaternary period/system and Pleistocene epoch/series.

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Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension the North Atlantic Drift, is a warm and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

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Himalayas

The Himalayas, or Himalaya, form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.

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Hominidae

The Hominidae, whose members are known as great apes or hominids, are a taxonomic family of primates that includes eight extant species in four genera: Pongo, the Bornean, Sumatran and Tapanuli orangutan; Gorilla, the eastern and western gorilla; Pan, the common chimpanzee and the bonobo; and Homo, which includes modern humans and its extinct relatives (e.g., the Neanderthal), and ancestors, such as Homo erectus.

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Hominini

The Hominini, or hominins, form a taxonomic tribe of the subfamily Homininae ("hominines").

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Horse

The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of ''Equus ferus''.

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Indian subcontinent

The Indian subcontinent is a southern region and peninsula of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean from the Himalayas.

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International Commission on Stratigraphy

The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), sometimes referred to by the unofficial name "International Stratigraphic Commission" is a daughter or major subcommittee grade scientific daughter organization that concerns itself with stratigraphy, geological, and geochronological matters on a global scale.

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International Union for Quaternary Research

The International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) was founded in 1928.

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International Union of Geological Sciences

The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) is an international non-governmental organization devoted to international cooperation in the field of geology.

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Isthmus of Panama

The Isthmus of Panama (Istmo de Panamá), also historically known as the Isthmus of Darien (Istmo de Darién), is the narrow strip of land that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, linking North and South America.

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Land bridge

A land bridge, in biogeography, is an isthmus or wider land connection between otherwise separate areas, over which animals and plants are able to cross and colonise new lands.

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Langhian

The Langhian is, in the ICS geologic timescale, an age or stage in the middle Miocene epoch/series.

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Mammal

Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia (from Latin mamma "breast"), a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands.

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Marine geology

Marine geology or geological oceanography is the study of the history and structure of the ocean floor.

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Maurice Tucker

Maurice Edwin Tucker (born 6 November 1946) is a leading British sedimentologist, specialising in the field of carbonate sedimentology, more commonly known as limestones.

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Messinian

The Messinian is in the geologic timescale the last age or uppermost stage of the Miocene.

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Miocene

The Miocene is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about (Ma).

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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Paleogene

The Paleogene (also spelled Palaeogene or Palæogene; informally Lower Tertiary or Early Tertiary) is a geologic period and system that spans 43 million years from the end of the Cretaceous Period million years ago (Mya) to the beginning of the Neogene Period Mya.

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Piacenzian

The Piacenzian is in the international geologic time scale the upper stage or latest age of the Pliocene.

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Pliocene

The Pliocene (also Pleiocene) Epoch is the epoch in the geologic timescale that extends from 5.333 million to 2.58 million years BP.

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Quaternary

Quaternary is the current and most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era in the geologic time scale of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS).

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Quaternary glaciation

The Quaternary glaciation, also known as the Quaternary Ice Age or Pleistocene glaciation, is a series of glacial events separated by interglacial events during the Quaternary period from 2.58 Ma (million years ago) to present.

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Serravallian

The Serravallian is in the geologic timescale an age or a stage in the middle Miocene epoch/series, that spans the time between 13.65 ± 0.05 Ma and 11.608 ± 0.005 Ma (million years ago).

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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Tortonian

The Tortonian is in the geologic timescale an age or stage of the late Miocene that spans the time between 11.608 ± 0.005 Ma and 7.246 ± 0.005 Ma (million years ago).

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Year

A year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun.

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Zanclean

The Zanclean is the lowest stage or earliest age on the geologic time scale of the Pliocene.

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Late Tertiary, Neogene Period, Neogene period, Neogenic.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neogene

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