Origin of Miocene
Examples from the Web for miocene
Historical Examples of miocene
The Miocene beds are also marine and are characterized by an abundant molluscan fauna.
Miocene beds are found in Corfu and Zante, and Pliocene deposits cover much of the low-lying ground.
This may possibly have happened in miocene times, when a few species likewise found their way into Europe.The History of the European Fauna
R. F. Scharff
In general the Miocene may be taken as the date of the origin of modern genera.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
This strange group of creatures flourished in great numbers on the borders of an old lake of Miocene age.Extinct Monsters
H. N. Hutchinson
Word Origin for Miocene
"pertaining to the geological period between the Oligocene and Pliocene," 1831, irregular formation from Greek meion "less" + -cene.
A typical example of the monstrosities with which scientific men in want of a label for something, and indifferent to all beyond their own province, defile the language. The elements of the word are Greek, but not the way they are put together, nor the meaning demanded of the compound. [Fowler]