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Miocene

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The Miocene Epoch

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Miocene Epoch - Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Land

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Episode 1: Reaching the mid-Miocene

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Miocene Fossil Flora

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Miocene

The Miocene is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about 23.03 to 5.333 million years ago (Ma). The Miocene was named by Charles Lyell; its name comes from the Greek words μείων and καινός and means "less recent" because it has 18% fewer modern sea invertebrates than the Pliocene. The Miocene is preceded by the Oligocene and is followed by the Pliocene.
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    • Oceans 

    • Middle Miocene disruption 

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