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Pliocene

Hierarchy:Phanerozoic Cenozoic  Neogene
   Pliocene
Classification:Epoch (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:2.588 Ma
Base:5.332 Ma
Preceeds:Quaternary Pleistocene  Gelasian
Follows:Miocene Messinian
Primary Divisions:PiacenzianZanclean
Intensification of present Icehouse conditions, present (Quaternary) ice age begins roughly 2.58 Ma; cool and dry climate. Australopithecines, many of the existing genera of mammals, and recent mollusks appear. Homo habilis appears.
 

Geologic Events

Event NameTypeAgeArea
Kara-Kul impact (concludes)Impact Event~5 MaTajikistan
Andean orogeny (ongoing)OrogenyMaximum Age: 200 MaSouth America


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