Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Gauss Normal Epoch

Long interval of geologic time (a chron) from 3.4 to 2.4 mya in which the polarity of the earth’s magnetic field was for the most part not reversed compared with that of today.

See normal polarity epoch, and paleomagnetism. Gazinius Bown, 1979: genus of tarsiiform primate from the middle Eocene of North America belonging to the omomyid subfamily Anaptomorphinae; two species. Estimated body size ranges from 600 to 900 g.

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