The Paleocene is a geologic epoch that lasted from about 66 to 56 million years ago. The Paleocene Epoch immediately followed the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous, known as the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary, which marks the demise of non-avian dinosaurs, the giant marine reptiles and much other fauna and flora. The die-off of the dinosaurs left unfilled ecological niches worldwide. (wiki)

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  • Atlantic Forest South-East Most of the elevations of Serra do Mar were formed about 60 million years ago. (wiki)
  • Giant's Causeway The Causeway Coast has an unparalleled display of geological formations representing volcanic activity during the early Tertiary period some 50-60 million years ago. (AB ev)
  • Meteora Chemical analysis and geological evidence suggests that the pinnacles were created some 60 million years ago in the Tertiary period, emerging from the cone of a river and further transformed by earthquakes (AB ev)
  • Rainforests of the Atsinanana Having completed its separation from all other land masses more than 60 million years ago, Madagascar's plant and animal life evolved in isolation. (Wiki)
  • St. Kilda Created as part of the British Tertiary Volcanic province during the volcanic activity of the Palaeocene and early Eocene (c63-52Ma) which accompanied the early stages of the opening of the N Atlantic. Link
  • Stevns Klint records the exact boundary between 2 periods (Cretacious-Paleocene)
  • VallĂ©e de Mai at about 90Ma Madagascar parted from India and Seychelles. The isolation of the Seychelles was completed at about 65Ma when India and Seychelles drifted apart


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