Paleocene


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Pa·le·o·cene

 (pā′lē-ə-sēn′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the epoch of geologic time from 66 to 56 million years ago, the oldest epoch of the Tertiary Period. It is characterized by the formation of the Rocky Mountains and by the appearance of placental mammals. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Paleocene Epoch.

paleocene

(ˈpælɪəʊˌsiːn)
adj
(Geological Science) a variant spelling of Palaeocene

Pa•le•o•cene

(ˈpeɪ li əˌsin; esp. Brit. ˈpæl i-)

adj.
1. noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, from 65 million to 55 million years ago, a time of mammalian proliferation.
n.
2. the Paleocene Epoch or Series.
[1875–80]

Pa·le·o·cene

(pā′lē-ə-sēn′)
The earliest epoch of the Tertiary Period, from about 65 to 58 million years ago, characterized by the appearance of placental mammals and the formation of the Rocky Mountains and Himalayas. See Chart at geologic time.
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Noun1.Paleocene - from 63 million to 58 million years ago; appearance of birds and earliest mammals
Tertiary, Tertiary period - from 63 million to 2 million years ago
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The bones of the new species, found in greensand deposits in North Canterbury, on the South Island, dated from the Paleocene age, about 58 million years ago, according to scientists from Canterbury Museum and Germany's Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum.
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The later multituberculates of the Cretaceous [era] and the Paleocene [epoch] are extremely functionally diverse: Some could jump, some could burrow, others could climb trees and many more lived on the ground," explained Zhe-Xi Luo, a co-author of the Science report.
The Cenozoic is divided into three periods: The Paleogene, Neogene, and Quaternary; and seven epochs: The Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene.
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