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 Miocene epoch. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The sediments of the California Miocene came chiefly from the Sierra Nevada and the Klamaths, which, through erosion, were peneplained by the close of the epoch.
The mammalian life of the Miocene was marked by further stages in the development of the horse, by the multiplication and final extinction of the giant hogs, and by the appearance of the mastodons, raccoons, and weasels.
In the Miocene a distinct cooling of the climate resulted in the reduction of forests and an increase in grassy plains.
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 ipedia.com: Miocene Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This epoch is part of the Tertiary period and the Neogene subperiod.
Pliocene Miocene Oligocene Eocene Paleocene The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 5 million to 24 million y...
The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 5 million to 24 million years before the present.
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 Fossils At Red Rock Canyon State Park, California
Along the cliff-face, the prominent red bands are channel sandstones, deposited in ancient stream and river channels; the whitish bands represent tuffaceous sandstones, sedimentary material that was subjected to contaminants from volcanic eruptions, ash ejecta; the grayish bands are beds of sandstone that were deposited along great floodplains.
Links to pages that pertain to the Miocene Epoch of the Cenozoic Era, an epoch that lasted from 23.8 to 5.3 million years ago; the Miocene Epoch is the same geologic subdivision during which the bone-bearing and plant-bearing Dove Spring Formation at Red Rock Canyon was deposited roughly 13 to 7 million years ago:
Vertebrate fossils from the late Miocene Dove Spring Formation are of legendary paleontological proportions.
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 AllRefer.com - Miocene epoch (Geology And Oceanography) - Encyclopedia
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Miocene epoch[mI´usEn] Pronunciation Key, fourth epoch of the Tertiary period in the Cenozoic era of geologic time (see Geologic Timescale, table), lasting from around 24.6 to 5.1 million years ago.
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