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(Science: geology) Pertaining to the first in time of the three subdivisions into which the tertiary formation is divided by geologists, and alluding to the approximation in its life to that of the present era; as, eocene deposits.

The eocene formation.

Origin: gr. Daybreak, dawn _ new, recent.

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Re: Ancestor or Contemporary?

... a review, Paleobiology 9:327-340. The horse series in North America also shows examples of both allopatric and sympatric speciation between the Eocene and the Pleistocene periods.

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by robsabba
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Ancestor or Contemporary?
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... From the little I know about whales, this sounds correct. All whales are believed to have evolved from Ambulocetus , a land dwelling mammal in the Eocene period. Whales today still have remnants of their hind legs which, don't quote me on this, I have heared are now only used during mating.

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by WhatsItsFace
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: whales
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Anthropogenic global warming?

... the Tertiary." Science 292 (2001): 2310-2313. Leaf stomatal indices through "known" warm intervals (Miocene 15-17 Ma, and Paleocene/Eocene boundary (53-59 Ma) indicate low CO2, refuting CO2-climate link. Tarner, L. H., J. F. Hubert, B. P. Coffey, and D. P. McInerney. "Stability ...

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by blcr11
Tue May 29, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Anthropogenic global warming?
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http://xkxy.org:Bible exact description of DNA and ATP

... Which we now know conclusively that it does. Yet textbooks say things all the time about evolution: 'Primitive whales evolved during the mid-Eocene period, about 50 million years ago. Fossil remains indicate that whales evolved from hoofed land mammals' Do you really believe the wording should ...

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by Linn
Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: http://xkxy.org:Bible exact description of DNA and ATP
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Views: 65370

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