Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The oldest of two subdivisions of the Tertiary Period, from about 65 to about 23 million years ago, and including the Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene Epochs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, a division of the Tertiary, suggested, but not generally adopted, which would embrace the Eocene and Oligocene, while that part of the Tertiary which is newer than Oligocene would be denominated Neogene.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective geology Of a geologic period within the Cenozoic era; comprises the Paleocene, Eocene and Oligocene epochs from about 65 to 23 million years ago.
  • proper noun geology The Paleogene period.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Paläogen : paläo-, paleo- + -gen, -gene.]

Examples

  • The interests are part of a package of largely non-producing Gulf of Mexico assets, mainly focused on what is known as the Paleogene play, where the major Kaskida discovery was made, that BP agreed to buy from Devon Energy in March.

    BP sells Gulf of Mexico fields to pay for oil spill - Yahoo! Finance

  • The Edenic Period spans the Paleozoic and Mesozoic periods of geologic time as well as the Paleogene, Miocene, Pliocene epochs and the preponderance of the Pleistocene; the Edenic Period is generally an overlap with the Phanerozoic, except that the Edenic Period is defined to have ended in the late Pleistocene prior to the Holocene.

    Edenic Period

  • Gulf of Mexico, many of them in an area of deep water called the Paleogene.

    BP Pays $7 Billion for Offshore Assets

  • Gulf of Mexico, many of them in an area of deep water called the Paleogene.

    BP Taps Deep Water to Grow

  • Gulf of Mexico, many of them in an area of deep water called the Paleogene.

    BP Taps Deep Water to Grow

  • Gulf of Mexico, many of them in an area of deep water called the Paleogene.

    BP Taps Deep Water to Grow

  • Also, yesterday, I read "New Specimens of Lithoptila abdounensis (Aves, Prophaethontidae) from the Lower Paleogene of Morocco," in the September JVP.

    "Pull the blindfold down..."

  • Contourites on the Agulhas Plateau, SW Indian Ocean: Indications for the evolutions of currents since Paleogene times.

    Agulhas Current large marine ecosystem

  • The Cretaceous/Tertiary (KT) boundary a.k.a. the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • The Cretaceous/Tertiary (KT) boundary a.k.a. the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary.

    Landscape challenge #4

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