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FC: Salem El Mahmoud | March 11,2013 7-3

1: My topic is about Paleocene Epoch. | Table of context | topic page time: 2 what was happening: 4 plants: 6 animals: 9 climate: 10 summary: 12 bibliography: 13

2: Time that my topic occurred. | My topic occurred 65 million years ago to 55 million years ago.

4: what happened during this time. | The Paleocene epoch begins from 65 million years ago to 55 million years ago. And the interesting part is that the Paleocene marks the rise of the mammals. The climate was much warmer than today. Ice ages have occurred only in four distinct periods during the Earth. But it did not occur for over 1,000,000 years in the Paleocene epoch. This made a lot of damage to the plants.

6: plants | The Paleocene forests were very dense. And had a lot of life. Not only did plants die but also the herbivores animals died to. After the extinction happened the first flowering plant was the Angiosperm plant. After years plants developed with insects that fed on these plants.

7: And the insects that fed on them pollinated them to. This caused more plants grow such as shrubs, confirs and ferns helped make up the forest areas. Characteristic of the modern tropical rain forest vegetation evolved during the late Paleocene. Tall trees, vines, ephits, shade tolerant trees, and large leaves started to grow. Even the oceans had a lot of living things such as trees related to bald cypress and a lot of Marine life.

8: Plants adapted to the hot weather. Plants and grasses began to diversify. Low protein plants must be eaten by large quantities to provide nutrients. After the extinction a lot of plants grow and made the forests full of plants.

10: Animal | The Paleocene epoch marks the rise of the mammals. Eventually setting the stage of evolution. The mammals of the Paleocene epoch were not large. But the Paleocene animals are only known by their teeth. This unique situation was starting point of a great evolution success. skull of the deltathurim is one of the first Paleocene mammals.

11: Marsupials are another animal that is represented in modern times. Mammal fossils from this epoch are either or entirely unknown in many parts of the world. Like I said the animals that lived in this time are very small animals. Some of them were good for digging like the Tanabis mammal. Scientist new that because of its skull. The earth was inhabited with small animals without large sized animals.

13: climate | The Paleocene climate was much warmer than today. And a lot if damages happened to the earth. The climate was very hot as much as 100c.tropical and sub tropical extended more to the north than to the south. This caused damage to the earth ecosystem. And because of that dust, soot, and debris occurred. These collisions have also included the atmospheres sunlight. Global darkening was sufficient to slow photsthsis. And the resulting climate changes on the Earth.

15: conclusion | Paleocene epoch is the earliest of all the others. There were a lot of plants but still it took time to grow because of the extinction. And there wasn’t a lot of sunlight so global darkening happened. After year of the extinction more blooming plants started to grow. And then the rise of the mammals began.

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