Paleogene

23.0 - 65.5 mya

Life

The Oligocene

Dogs

Cats

Pigs

Toothed whales


The Eocene

Bats

Elephant Ansesters

Whales

Eohippus the first horse


The Paleocene

The condylarths-ancestors of modern hoofed herbivores

Rodents

The first primates

Geographic

The Oligocene 38-24 mya

• Australia separates from Antartica

• India crashes into Asia creating the Himalayan Mountains

• Antarctica was covered with glaciers

• Sea levels are Low


The Eocene 54-38 mya

• North American and Europe separate


The Paleocene 65-54 mya

•Europe and America are joined together

•Australia joins Antartica

•India is not yet connected to Asia

• The Atlantic Ocean is small because south america just separated

Climate

• At the beginning very warm and moist compared to todays climate.

• At the end the climate began to cool.