The Late Pleistocene is a geochronological age of the Pleistocene Epoch and is associated with Upper Pleistocene or Tarantian stage Pleistocence series rocks. The beginning of the stage is defined by the base of the Eemian interglacial phase before the final glacial episode of the Pleistocene 126,000 ± 5,000 years ago. The end of the age is defined as 11,700 calendar years b2k (before AD 2000). The age represents the end of the Pleistocene epoch and is followed by the Holocene epoch.
Much of the Late Pleistocene age was dominated by glaciation (the Wisconsin glaciation in North America and corresponding glacial periods in Eurasia). Many megafauna became extinct over this age, a trend that continued into the Holocene. Also, human species other than modern humans died out during the Pleistocene. Humanity spread to every continent except for Antarctica during the Late Pleistocene.
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... The cave is important for the Late Pleistocene human skeletal remains discovered there in the 1960s and 1980s ... indicated that the cave had been occipied from about 33,000 to 4,750 years ago — from the Late Pleistocene to the Middle Holocene ... lived at the same time as European Cro-Magnon man and other hominids of the Late Pleistocene around the world ...
... Teratornis olsoni – Teratornithidae? Ardeidae – Herons Calcardea (Paleocene) Proardea (Late Eocene –? Late Oligocene) Xenerodiops (Early Oligocene ... Middle Miocene of Sihong, China) Plegadis paganus (Late Oligocene/Early Miocene of France) - formerly Eudocimus, including Milnea Plegadis gracilis (Late Pliocene of WC USA) Plegadis pharangites (Lat ... Florida) Teratornithidae – Teratorns Argentavis (Late Miocene) Aiolornis (Early Pliocene – Late Pleistocene) Teratornis (Early Pleistocene – Late Pleistocene) Oscaravis (Pleistocene) Cathartornis Cathartidae ...
... Basal and unresolved forms Vegavis (Late Cretaceous) – closer to Presbyornithidae and Anatidae than to Anseranatidae Anatalavis (Late Cretaceous/Early Paleocene – Early Eocene) – anseranatid or basal ... Romainvillia (Late Eocene/Early Oligocene) – anseranatide or anatide Proherodius (Early Eocene) – presbyornithid? Paranyroca (Early Miocene) – anatide or own family ... Barawertornis (Late Oligocene – Early Miocene) Bullockornis (Middle Miocene) Ilbandornis (Late Miocene) Dromornis (Late Miocene – Pliocene) Anseranatidae – magpie-geese Anseranatidae gen ...
... There it might have become extinct as late as after the arrival of the first humans in the early Holocene, though there is no evidence for this at present and ... Fossil record Milvago brodkorbi (Late Pleistocene of Peru) Milvago alexandri (Late Pleistocene of Hispaniola, West Indies) Jamaican Caracara, ?Milvago sp ... Late Pleistocene/Holocene of Jamaica, West Indies) Cuban Caracara, Milvago carbo (Holocene of Cuba, West Indies) A paleosubspecies of the Yellow-headed Caracara from Florida is ...
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