Eocene epoch


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Eocene epoch

The second part of the Tertiary period: 55 to 38 million years ago.
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Noun1.Eocene epoch - from 58 million to 40 million years agoEocene epoch - from 58 million to 40 million years ago; presence of modern mammals
Tertiary, Tertiary period - from 63 million to 2 million years ago
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Brontothere is an extinct mammal from the Eocene epoch from 56 to 34 million years ago.
The fossilised bones were embedded among marine deposits that dated back about 42.6 million years, to the middle Eocene Epoch.
The Eocene Epoch is a major division of the geologic timescale and the second epoch of the Paleogene Period in the Cenozoic Era.
They found traces of prophyrins present in mosquito's abdomen that was from the Eocene epoch, 19 million years after the dinosaurs went extinct.
Around 50 million years ago in the Eocene Epoch, back when horses were the size of foxes, the levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere rose dramatically.
Pearson, P.N., van Dongen, B.E., Nicholas, C.J., Pancost, R.D., Schouten, S., Singano, J.M., and Wade, B.S., 2007, Stable warm tropical climate through the Eocene Epoch: Geology, v.
Formed by a volcanic eruption nearly 48 million years ago, the shale in the pit has yielded a bounty of fossils from the Eocene epoch, when that region of Germany was a tropical forest.
The fossil, called Darwinius masillae and said to be a female, provides the most complete understanding of the paleobiology of any primate so far discovered from the Eocene Epoch, Hurum said.
The female animal lived during Earth's Eocene epoch, which was crucial for the development of early primates.