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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

Fauna

Icadyptes BW

Icadyptes salasi is from the Late Eocene

Eocene

Eocene fauna of North America

Crassostrea gigantissima (Finch, 1824)

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

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File:Basilosaurus BW.jpg
File:Prorastomus BW.jpg

Birds

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
Anatomy of an amiotic egg This article is part of Project Glossary, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each term related to animals.


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