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Early Cenozoic Life - Megalodon Roamed, Mammals Go Back to Sea, Huge Birds Hunt Horses

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This course explores the major events and developments in the Early Cenozoic Era, focusing on the Paleogene period. By the end of the course, learners will understand the evolution of various mammal groups, the diversification of corals and sand dollars, the impact of climate change on forests and grasslands, and the significance of birds in this era. The course covers topics such as the evolution of bats, primates, ungulates, rodents, and carnivorous mammals, as well as the characteristics of giant birds. The teaching method includes a lecture-style format with a syllabus outlining the key points of each topic. This course is intended for individuals interested in paleontology, evolutionary biology, or Earth history.


Major events in the Paleogene
Coral reefs after KPg extinction
Whales used to walk?
Megalodon sharks are real?
Sand dollars took over beaches
Penguins & Pinnipeds evolved
Climate change diminished forests
Grasses changed Earth forever!
Why Cenozoic is Age of Mammals
Bats evolved
Primates evolved
Ungulates evolved
Ungulates- horses became modernized
Ungulates- rhinos were largest land mammals
Rodents evolved
Carnivorous mammals evolved
All Birds were huge & terrifying
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