Paleocene - 65 to about 55 million years ago, the oldest epoch of the Tertiary Period. Also the rocks formed during this time.
An epoch of the Tertiary period, Cenozoic era; ca. 65 - 54 million years ago.
The first of the five Geologic Epochs of the Tertiary Period. It extends from the end of the Mesozoic Era (about 65 million years ago) to the beginning of the Eocene Epoch (about 55 million years ago).
from 63 million to 58 million years ago; appearance of birds and earliest mammals
Earliest epoch of the Tertiary period, spanning the time between 65 and 55.5 million years ago. It is named after the Greek words "palaois" (old) and "ceno" (new).
See geologic time.
The first of five epochs in the Tertiary period, lasting from 66.4 to 57.8 Ma. It is preceded by the Late epoch of the Cretaceous period and followed by the Eocene epoch.
the earliest epoch of t he Tertiary period, before the Eocene, during which shallow inland seas drained and the first primates appeared. [AHDOS
The Paleocene, "early dawn of the recent", is a geologic epoch that lasted from 65.5 Â± 0.3 Ma to 55.8 Â± 0.2 Ma (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.