Beyond mammals: Other Paleocene vertebrates


Although Paleocene mammals are my main interest, I finally decided also to provide some information on the other vertebrates that lived side by side with mammals during the Paleocene epoch - and without doubt strongly interacted with contemporary mammals. I must point out that I have not studied this subject in as much detail as Paleocene mammals. Consequently, all information provided here should be used with particular care.


Turtles: Business as usual

List of genera and species

How to read the list

(Note: I am currently reworking the format of the list to improve information on taxonomic history. Since this is done step by step, the format will be rather inhomogeneous in the meantime.)

Paleocene birds: Gastornithiformes, Remiornithiformes, Rheiformes, Lithornithiformes, Cuculiformes, Coliiformes, Trogoniformes, Strigiformes, Apodiformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Anseriformes, Ciconiiformes, Pelecaniformes, Procellariiformes, Sphenisciformes

Paleocene reptiles: Testudines, Crocodylia, Choristodera, Squamata

Paleocene amphibians: Gymnophiona, Allocaudata, Caudata, Salientia


Although I have not compiled a list of localities for Paleocene vertebrates in general, many locality names used in this list can be found in my list of Paleocene mammal localities.

Last update on February 10th 2008

Please contact me if you notice errors or omissions.

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