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First part of Paleogene after demise of dinosaurs. Saw an explosion of diversity of mammals, though not many of the today's types of mammals are represented in this epoch.

Paleocene Epoch Web PagesEdit

ClassificationEdit

  • Paleogene Period (66-23 MYA) - Earliest part of the Cenozoic.
    • Oligocene Epoch (33.9-23 MYA) - 
    • Eocene Epoch (56-33.9 MYA) - Second part of the Paleogene. Began with period of global warming followed by an extinction event, followed by the "dawn" of many orders of mammals. These mammals entered North America from Europe over a land bridge. Creation of south polar current caused global cooling and led to the Oligocene extinction.
    • Paleocene Epoch (66-56 MYA) - First part of Paleogene after demise of dinosaurs. Saw an explosion of diversity of mammals, though not many of the today's types of mammals are represented in this epoch.
      • Selandian Age (59.2–61.6 MYA) - An age.
      • Thanetian Age (56.0–59.2 MYA) - An age.
      • Danian Age (61.6–66.0 MYA) - The age immediately following the extinction of the dinosaurs. The first placental mammal fossils are found from this period.

Paleocene Epoch In the NewsEdit

Mammal Diversity Exploded Immediately After Dinosaur Extinction (Dec 2015)Edit

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