Paleocene


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Pa·le·o·cene

 (pā′lē-ə-sēn′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the epoch of geologic time from 66 to 56 million years ago, the oldest epoch of the Tertiary Period. It is characterized by the formation of the Rocky Mountains and by the appearance of placental mammals. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Paleocene Epoch.

paleocene

(ˈpælɪəʊˌsiːn)
adj
(Geological Science) a variant spelling of Palaeocene

Pa•le•o•cene

(ˈpeɪ li əˌsin; esp. Brit. ˈpæl i-)

adj.
1. noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, from 65 million to 55 million years ago, a time of mammalian proliferation.
n.
2. the Paleocene Epoch or Series.
[1875–80]

Pa·le·o·cene

(pā′lē-ə-sēn′)
The earliest epoch of the Tertiary Period, from about 65 to 58 million years ago, characterized by the appearance of placental mammals and the formation of the Rocky Mountains and Himalayas. See Chart at geologic time.
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Noun1.Paleocene - from 63 million to 58 million years ago; appearance of birds and earliest mammals
Tertiary, Tertiary period - from 63 million to 2 million years ago
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The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in underlying Upper Paleocene reservoir rocks (Hermod formation).
The Capercaillie well was drilled to a total depth of 3,750 metres and encountered light oil and gas-condensate in Paleocene and Cretaceous-age reservoirs.
German and New Zealand scientists concluded that the animal in question, whose fossils were found on the South Island, lived 55-60 million years ago, through the Paleocene.
The Paleocene penguin was no cute Chilly Willy, according to skeletal remains discovered in New Zealand and discussed Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.
He was informed that the well was drilled to a total depth of 18,497 feet to test the Eocene and Paleocene carbonate reservoirs.
After reviewing the principles of paleoclimatology and paleobiogeography and presenting a chronology, they discuss terrestrial tetrapod horizons in India, the Permian period: the beginnings of Gondwana sedimentation, the Triassic period: pan-Gaean world, the Jurassic period: time of the giants, the Cretaceous period, the Paleocene period, the Paleocene-Eocene transition: initial collision with Asia, the making of the Himalayan Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau, the neogene Siwalik group, and the evolution of Indian summer monsoons.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Paleocene Hangu Formation is the main coal producing Formation.
Coal is being mined from Bara Formation (Middle Paleocene age) in the Lakhra Coal field on the crest of Lakhra anticline located 30 km NW of Hyderabad.
The projected measured depth of the well is 1,926 meters, which will target the Dunghan Limestone Formation of Paleocene age.
Dominance of palygorskite and sepiolite minerals in the Paleocene to Early Oligocene in Tunisia was reported by many researchers (Chamle, 1989; Adatte et al.
Upper Paleocene larger benthic foraminifera of the Lockhart Limestone were identified from Western and Central Salt Range, Pakistan.
This ocean which separated the Anatolid platform from Eurasia commenced closure along the north dipping subduction zone in the Late Cretaceous, while the initial collision was probably in the Paleocene and continued to the Early Eocene [2].