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(Science: geology) Of or pertaining to the middle division of the tertiary.

The Miocene period. See chart of geology.

Origin: Gr. Less _ new, fresh, recent.

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Re: Legitimate Global Climate Change Skepticism?

... you quoted, but it does not matter anyway. There is little doubt that sea levels have been a lot higher than the present many times. In Miocene times, sea levels were many metres higher than the present. So what? That does not change the fact that current sea level rises are unwelcome. ...

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by skeptic
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Legitimate Global Climate Change Skepticism?
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Re: Ancestor or Contemporary?

... Donald R. Prothero, 2007. Examples include Fusulind evolution during the late paleozoic, foraminifera in the Pliocene and Pleistocene and early Miocene, and radiolarian evolution during the late Cenozoic. For research papers look into Porthero and Lazarus, 1980, Planktonic microfossils and the ...

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by robsabba
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Ancestor or Contemporary?
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Views: 3076

Zebra Stripes

Some 2 Mya (ending the Miocene) the Bering passage between Alaska and Asia was present and becoming cooler and ice covered. The first members of the equid family crossed that passage into Asia and radiated across Asia to Europe (as the ...

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by Mascarell
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Zebra Stripes
Replies: 14
Views: 18244

Anthropogenic global warming?

... Atmospheric CO2 during Part of the Tertiary." Science 292 (2001): 2310-2313. Leaf stomatal indices through "known" warm intervals (Miocene 15-17 Ma, and Paleocene/Eocene boundary (53-59 Ma) indicate low CO2, refuting CO2-climate link. Tarner, L. H., J. F. Hubert, B. P. Coffey, and ...

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by blcr11
Tue May 29, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Anthropogenic global warming?
Replies: 188
Views: 150767

The Cape Verde Giant Skink: Macroscincus coctei

... L.F. - 2001) that the ancestors of Macroscincus coctei arrived possibly by a rafting episode from the West African mainland in the Late Miocene or Early Pliocene period. Mitochondrial DNA sequences have indicated a close affinity and possible linkage to the same clade between Macroscincus ...

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by Brian - LCRC
Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Cape Verde Giant Skink: Macroscincus coctei
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