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BC: Bibliography | Category. "Prehistoric Life During the Paleocene Epoch." Dinosaurs at About.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Apr. 2013. . "Paleocene Introduction." The Virtual Petrified Wood Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Apr. 2013.

FC: Paleocene | BY: Ammar Ebrahim 7-5 mrs.moore

1: Table of contents | Page 2,3: Time/climate Page 4,5: Animals Page 6,7: Plants Back cover: Bibliography

3: Time and Climate | The Paleocene is a geologic epoch that lasted from about 66 to 56 million years ago. It is the first epoch of the Palaeogene Period in the modern Cenozoic Era. As with most other older geologic periods, the strata that define the epoch's beginning and end are well identified but the exact date of the end is uncertain. The Paleocene Epoch immediately followed the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous, known as the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary, which marks the demise of non-avian dinosaurs, the giant marine reptiles and much other fauna and flora. The early Paleocene was cool and dry. The climate became warm and humid worldwide towards the Eocene boundary, with subtropical vegetation growing in Greenland and Patagonia.The Earth's poles were cool and temperate, equatorial areas had tropical climates; and north and south of the equatorial areas, climates were hot and arid.

5: Animals | There were 3 types of animals: The types of animals were: Amphibians / Birds / mammals.1) Amphibians: Albanerpeton / Piceoerpeton. 2) Birds: Itaboravis / Bervuornis / Diogenornis / presbyornis. 3) Mammals: -Boffius / Jiangxia / Pristinictis / Kranseia. Dinosaurs weren't the only reptiles that went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period. Mosasaurs, the fierce, marine predators, also disappeared from the world's oceans, along with the last remained of the plesiosaurs and pliosaurs.

7: Plants | There were many plants during the Paleocene epoch. Some of them are: 1) Acer Alaskense. 2) Cornes Piggae. 3) Palmoxylon. The K/T extinction event had a significant impact on plant life in what is now North America. One third of higher level plant taxa went extinct and for a short time ferns became dominant over the angiosperms and conifers in North America . Ferns often colonize areas damaged by forest fires and this early Paleocene fern spike probably resulted from the damage done by the meteor impact. However, plant life would soon recover and the adaptive radiation of flowering plants that had started in the Cretaceous would continue.

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