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The Tertiary Period (including the Pliocene, Miocene, Oligocene, Eocene, and Paleocene Epochs) lasted from about 65 million years ago to 1.8 million years ago. It is part of the Cenozoic Era, along with the Quarternary Period.

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How long did the tertiary period last?

The Tertiary period is the beginning of the Cenozoic Era. It began 65 million years ago and ended 1.8 million years ago.

How long was the Cenozoic Period?

The Cenozoic era is divided into the Tertiary and Quaternary periods. The Tertiary period is from 65 million years ago until 2 million years ago and the Quaternary period is from 2 million years ago to the present.

What range of time did the tertiary period cover?

The Tertiary is a term for a geologic period 65 million to 2.588 million years ago.

Was the k-t extinction in the Tertiary period?

The k-t extinction was ~65million years ago and marks the transition from the Cretaceous to the Tertiary period.

How long ago was Tertiary time?

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When did the tertiary period start?

65 million to 1.8 million years ago.

What was the geography of the Tertiary period?

Earth's geography changed dramatically between the beginning and the end of the Tertiary. I could give you a long winded description, but I think you would prefer maps. Under "Related Links" there will be a map for the early Tertiary (called the Paleogene), and one for the later Tertiary (Neogene). P.S. The Tertiary began 65.5 million years ago and ended 2.6 million years ago.

What is the fourth epoch of the tertiary period?

The Miocene Epoch, 23.8 to 5.3 million years ago. = =

Where saber-toothed tigers around in the tertiary time period?

The Tertiary lasted from 65.5 million years ago until 1.8 million years ago. Saber toothed cats evolved about 28 million years ago and died out 10,000 years ago. Therefor, saber toothed cats did live in the Tertiary.

What is the length in millions of years of the Tertiary period?

The answer is 63.2 million years. Since the Tertiary Period began 65 million years ago and then stoped 1.8 million years ago you have to subtract the 1.8 million from 65 million to get the actual lenght of time.

When was the Oligocene?

The Oligocene Epoch is in the Paleogene Period, coming before the Eocene Epoch. (previously considered as the Tertiary Period, which overlapped the Neogene and Paleogene) It was about 34 to 23 million years ago.

How many epochs in the Tertiary period?

there was 5 epoch in the tertiary period

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