23 March 2010

Cenozoic part 1 - Paleogene


The post-Cretaceous extinction saw the world initially as relatively tropical climate, moving towards a gradual cooling (which eventually led to the quasi-modern ice ages). Mammal diversification flourished in the newly-cleansed world. Continental plates brought the globe closer and closer to their modern locations. Indeed, the stage was being set over these 40 million years or so for a tremendous change around the corner...

A nice clean start for the Earth and the most excellent rise of the mammal. 

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