Paleocene epoch


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Paleocene epoch

The first part of the Tertiary period: 65 to 55 million years ago
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Noun1.Paleocene epoch - 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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According to the geologist Hal McClure, the Empty Quarter was an alluvial valley created during the Paleocene epoch over 65 million years ago and the sand dunes were formed during dry periods at the end of the Pleistocene some 2 million years ago.
Only about 2,000 of these creatures, which are rooted in the Paleocene epoch, 60mn years ago, remain on five small islands in Indonesia.
The site contains the fossil remains of 35 specimens of Pucadelphys andinus, a primitive opossum from the early Paleocene Epoch, 64 million years ago, reports Nature.