Definition of Eocene epoch
1. Noun. From 58 million to 40 million years ago; presence of modern mammals.
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Literary usage of Eocene epoch
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1. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1860)
"... which probably belong in part to the Miocene, and in part to the Upper Eocene, epoch. This Brown-Coal is seen on both sides of the Rhine, ..."
2. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1877)
"And yet all we know of the land-life of the Eocene epoch may be said to be furnished by a set of quarries which in France and England together would not ..."
3. Aide-mémoire to the Military Sciences: Framed from Contributions of Officers by Great Britain Army. Royal Engineers (1862)
"... remind the reader of a similar grouping of the Oolitic fauna as compared with that of Australia. Turning to the Reptiles,—the Eocene epoch was rich in ..."
4. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association by Geologists' Association (1896)
"In other words, the Himalayan land and sea boundaries, in their broad general features, remained much the same during the Eocene epoch as during the ..."
5. Annual Report by Washington Geological Survey (1902)
"In the early part of Tertiary time, or during the Eocene epoch, vegetation grew with great luxuriance about the lake shores, and upon the lake floors ..."
6. A History of British Fossil Mammals, and Birds by Richard. Owen (1846)
"Mammalia prevailed during the eocene epoch in England as in France. ... The marine deposits of the eocene epoch, in contrast with those of the preceding ..."
7. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1850)
"With materials collected in these various localities, but of which the greater part are still unpublished, we may construct the Flora of the Eocene epoch ..."