miocene miocene  /ˈmaɪ ə ˌsin/


  • (n) from 25 million to 13 million years ago; appearance of grazing mammals


  • A tandem-horned rhino from the Late Miocene of China reveals origin of the unicorn elasmothere

    Whereas other elasmotheres had either a weak or strong nasal horn, Elasmotherium lost its ancestral nasal horn and abruptly developed a long frontal horn. The May 2013 (15) issue of Chinese Science Bulletin included a report of the first discovered skull of Sinotherium lagrelii from the Late Miocene red clays (~ 7 Ma) of the Linxia Basin, northwestern China that provides new evidence for the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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