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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Thought to be one of the world's oldest known penguin species, the bird dates back to the Paleocene Epoch - around 66 and 56 million years ago.
The discovery of Crossvallia Waiparensis, a monster penguin from the Paleocene Epoch (between 66 and 56 million years ago), added to the list of gigantic, but extinct, New Zealand fauna.
Bones of the creature suggest the animal stood about 5 feet and 3 inches tall and weighed up to 176 pounds when it lived during the Paleocene Epoch, between 66 and 56 million years ago.
The presence of water gaps (WaGs) and active drainage network indicate lateral growth and propagation directions of the ZP and SS frontal anticlines following the Paleocene Epoch. The geomorphic evidences coupled with satellite data show that SFB is tectonically active.