Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Geologic Time The Story of a Changing Earth
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The Eocene
Contents
Eocene Overview
Terrestrial Life during the Eocene
Marine Life in the Eocene
Shifting Continents and Changing Climates
Evidence
A fossil weevil from the Green River
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sample
Dawn horse
Uintathere
Brontothere
Miacis
Pseudocrypturus cereamaxis
Extinct whale
Snail shell
Poplar
Fern leaf
Palm leaf
March fly
Treehopper
Butterfly

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Foundational Concepts
Dating Methods
Earth Processes
Life Processes
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References
Behrensmeyer, A. K., J. D. Damuth, W. A. DiMichele, R. Potts, H.-D. Sues, and S. L. Wing. 1992. Terrestrial Ecosystems through Time: Evolutionary Paleoecology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 568 pp.

Berry, W. B. N. 1968. Growth of a Prehistoric Time Scale: Based on Organic Evolution. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman and Company. 158 pp.

Brown, R. W. 1956. The Composition of Scientific Words. Published by the author. 882 pp.

Dott, R. H., Jr., and D. R. Prothero. 1994. Evolution of the Earth, fifth edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. 603 pp.

Janis, C. M., K. M. Scott, and L. L. Jacobs, editors. 1998. Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America, Vol. 1: Terrestrial Carnivores, Ungulates, and Ungulatelike Mammals. New York: Cambridge University Press. 691 pp.

Stanley, S. M.. 1987. Earth and Life Through Time, second edition. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company. 689 pp.

Wing, S.L., P. D. Gingerich, B. Schmitz, and E. Thomas. 2003. Causes and Consequences of early Paleogene Warm Climates. Geological Society of America Special Paper 369.

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Department of Paleobiology Life of a Vertebrate Fossil http://paleobiology.si.edu/LVF/index.htm


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