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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The newly-identified species of penguins is believed to have grown this big because they rapidly evolved evolved in the Palaeocene epoch after the dinosaurs vanished on Earth and large marine reptiles disappeared from the southern hemisphere waters.
Named Kumimanu biceae, it lived during the late Palaeocene epoch. Its partial skeleton, found at Hampden Beach, in Otago, included a thigh-bone measuring more than six inches in length.