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System/
Period
Series/
Epoch
Stage/
Age
Age (Ma)
Neogene Miocene Aquitanian younger
Paleogene Oligocene Chattian 23.03–28.1
Rupelian 28.1–33.9
Eocene Priabonian 33.9–38.0
Bartonian 38.0–41.3
Lutetian 41.3–47.8
Ypresian 47.8–56.0
Paleocene Thanetian 56.0–59.2
Selandian 59.2–61.6
Danian 61.6–66.0
Cretaceous Upper/
Late
Maastrichtian older
Subdivision of the Paleogene Period
according to the ICS, as of January 2013.[1]

The second epoch of the Paleogene period, between the Paleocene and Oligocene. It lasted from 55.8-33.9 mya.[2]

Flora

  • Banksia[2]
  • Florissantia[2]
    • Florissantia ashwillii[3]
    • Florissantia quilchenensis[3]
    • Florissantia speirii[3]
  • Lygodium[2]
  • Macginitea[2]
  • Metasequoia[2]
  • Osmunda[2]
  • Picea[2]
  • Plantanus[2]
  • Podocarpus[2]

Fauna

Icadyptes salasi is from the Late Eocene

Eocene fauna of North America

Crassostrea gigantissima (Finch, 1824), a giant oyster from the Eocene of Texas.

File:Nummulitids.jpg

Fossil nummulitid foraminiferans showing microspheric and megalospheric individuals; Eocene of the United Arab Emirates; scale in mm.

File:Basilosaurus BW.jpg

Basilosaurus

File:Prorastomus BW.jpg

Prorastomus, an early sirenian

Birds

  • Amitabha
    • Amitabha urbsinterdictensis
  • Arthropornis
    • Arthropornis grandis
    • Arthropornis nordenskjoeldii
  • Avolatavis
    • Avolatavis tenens
  • Colymbiculus
    • Colymbiculus udovichenkoi
  • Dasornis
    • Dasornis emuinus

References

  1. ^ Cohen, K.M., Finney, S., Gibbard, P.L. (2013), International Chronostratigraphic Chart, International Commission on Stratigraphy, http://www.stratigraphy.org/ICSchart/ChronostratChart2013-01.pdf .
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Ambrose, Jack; et al. (2012). Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 9780756699109. 
  3. ^ a b c S. R. Manchester. 1992. Flowers, fruits, and pollen of Florissantia, an extinct Malvalean genus from the Eocene and Oligocene of western North America. American Journal of Botany 79(9):996-1008
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