1Relating to or denoting the first epoch of the Quaternary period, between the Pliocene and Holocene epochs.
- In Japan, decapods associated with coral reef deposits were described in Miocene and Pliocene and Pleistocene rocks.
- In general, species richness in the Miocene and Pliocene was high whereas Pleistocene and Recent diversity is very low.
- What is most difficult in tectonic geomorphological studies is to establish the late Pleistocene - Holocene chronology.
Mid 19th century: from Greek pleistos 'most' + kainos 'new'.
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