What is Oligocene epoch?

  • (noun): From 40 million to 25 million years ago; appearance of sabertoothed cats.
    Synonyms: Oligocene

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Canidae - Evolution - Oligocene Epoch
... By the Oligocene, all three subfamilies of canids (Hesperocyoninae, Borophaginae, and Caninae) had appeared in the fossil records of North America ... of the Canidae was the Hesperocyoninae lineage, which included the coyote-sized Mesocyon of the Oligocene (38-24 Mya) ...
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 sub-epoch lasted from 23.03 ± 0.05 Ma to 15.97 ± 0.05 Ma (million years ago) ... It was preceded by the Oligocene epoch ...

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    A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.
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