What is Pliocene?

  • (noun): From 13 million to 2 million years ago; growth of mountains; cooling of climate; more and larger mammals.
    Synonyms: Pliocene epoch


The Pliocene ( /ˈplaɪ.əsiːn/; archaically Pleiocene) Epoch (symbol PO) is the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5.332 million to 2.588 million years before present. It is the second and youngest epoch of the Neogene Period in the Cenozoic Era. The Pliocene follows the Miocene Epoch and is followed by the Pleistocene Epoch. Prior to the 2009 revision of the geologic time scale, which placed the 4 most recent major glaciations entirely within the Pleistocene, the Pliocene also comprised the Gelasian stage, which lasted from 2.588 to 1.805 million years ago.

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Sisoridae - Fossil Record and Biogeography
... bagarius found in Sumatra and India of the Pliocene ... The origin of glyptosternoid fishes could be in the later Pliocene ... of the Qinghai/Tibet Plateau destroyed the pattern of river systems in the late Pliocene to the early Pleistocene ...
... to Pleistocene) Genus †Korynochoerus (Miocene to Pliocene) Genus †Microstonyx (Miocene) Genus Sus (Miocene to Recent) Tribe Potamochoerini Genus †Celeb ...
List Of Fossil Birds - Neornithes - Podicipediformes
... Podicipedidae – Grebes Miobaptus (Early Miocene) Thiornis (Late Miocene –? Early Pliocene) Pliolymbus (Late Pliocene – Early? Pleistocene) Placement unresolved ... (Late Pliocene) – formerly included in Podiceps parvus Podicipedidae gen ... UMMP 49592, 52261, 51848, 52276, KUVP 4484 (Late Pliocene) Podicipedidae gen ...
Hallett Cove Conservation Park - Geology of The Park - Pliocene
... A second period of erosion began around 250Ma which removed most of the Permian sediments in the region with the exception of some that were protected by the Hallett cove basin ... This forms the second unconformity that separates the Permian from the Pliocene deposits ...
Pliocene - Supernovae
... calculated that roughly 2 million years ago, around the end of the Pliocene epoch, a group of bright O and B stars called the Scorpius-Centaurus OB association passed within 130 light-years of Earth ...