(Greek: a suffix; new, denotes certain "recent" eons when naming geological periods)
2. Etymology: from Greek eos, "dawn" + Greek kainos, "new".
2. The rock strata formed during this epoch.
Almost all of the giant mammals, including woolly mammoths, giant wolves, giant ground sloths, and massive wombats disappeared at the end of the Pleistocene epoch and the start of the Holocene epoch.
A reference to the period also called Posttertiary or Glacial Period. Coined from Greek pleistos, "most" and kainos or cene, "new".
During this time the global climate became cooler and the number and expanse of grassslands and savannas increased greatly. This change in vegetation was accompanied by an increase in long-legged grazers. In the later part of the epoch, many of the species living in polar regions became extinct.
Coined from Greek pleion, and kainos or cene, "new".