from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The youngest of two subdivisions of the Tertiary Period, from 23 to 1.8 million years ago, including the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Newborn; later developed: an epithet sometimes applied to the later Tertiary as distinguishing it from the older Tertiary, which latter would embrace the divisions now denominated Eocene and Oligocene.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective geology Of a
geologic periodwithin the Cenozoic era; comprises the Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistoceneand Holocene epochsfrom about 26 million years ago to the present.
- proper noun geology The Neogene period.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
"The Neogene is a geologic period and system starting 23.03 ± 0.05 million years ago and lasting either until today or ending 2.588 million years ago with ..."
"Neogene" of Hörnes (1853) included the Miocene and Pliocene periods;
Nuralagus rex lived in the Late Neogene, which ended about 2.5m years ago, and was 10 times the size of extant rabbits, weighing an estimated average of 12 kg.
Late Neogene paleoclimates and paleoceanography in the Iceland-Norwegian sea: evidence from the Iceland and Voring Plateaus.
Refined age of the Late Neogene terror bird (Titanis) from Florida and Texas using rare earth elements.
Furthermore, recent discoveries from the Oligocene and Miocene of Queensland have revealed a fossil history for Mekosuchus extending well back, on mainland Australia, into the Neogene (Willis 1997).
The modern plateau is a result of combination of the Neogene and Quaternary orogenesis with erosion and deflation.
Fossil seals from late Neogene deposits in South America: a new pinniped (Carnivora, Mammalia) assemblage from Chile.
Morphological structural movements during the Neogene-Quaternary period, along with the effects during the Quaternary partial valley glaciation, has determined the relief formations.
Neogene marine transgressions, palaeogeography and biogeographic transitions on the Thai-Malay Peninsula.