Florida Museum of Natural History
The Pleistocene Epoch 1.75 million to 11,000 years ago

Most recent forms of mammals evolved during the Pleistocene (Pleisto - most; cene - recent) Epoch. A dramatic "event" of this time period was the last "Ice Age." The Pleistocene Epoch also was the last time that a great diversity of mammals lived in North America, including mammoths, mastodons, giant sloths, several llama-like camels, and tapirs. And it was the last epoch native horses lived in North America. The horses were both abundant and diverse.


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