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The oldest of two subdivisions of the Tertiary Period, from about 66 to about 23 million years ago, and including the Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene Epochs.

[German Paläogen : paläo-, paleo- + -gen, -gene.]
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(Geological Science) a variant spelling of Palaeogene
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The boundary marks the geological end of the Cretaceous period and the beginning of the Paleogene period, which is the period humanity lives in.
The pre-rift sediments in these Cenozoic basins include the Jurassic (equivalent Kuhlan Formation and the Amran group), Cretaceous (equivalent Tawilah and Mahra groups) and Paleogene (equivalent Hadramawt group) sediments.
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In the early Paleogene, the movement direction of the Pacific plate changed to NNW direction, the TanLu fault zone began to be left-lateral strike-slip, and the basin area has further expanded.
The Perdido development is Shell's pioneering deep water oil and gas project that unlocked a new frontier of energy development in the Gulf of Mexico's Lower Tertiary Paleogene. The Perdido production hub produces oil and gas from the Silvertip, Great White and Tobago fields.
The Eocene Epoch is a major division of the geologic timescale and the second epoch of the Paleogene Period in the Cenozoic Era.
The Paleogene stratum is covered by Quaternary in the Cenozoic of Jintan basin, which is revealed by drilling data inside the basin.
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Amongst these, only a few short-ranging, age diagnostic taxa are included, some of which are well known to be typically Cretaceous and others typical Paleogene forms, while the rest are long ranging.
Each of them jumped forward precisely at the junction of the Cretaceous and Paleogene periods - formerly known as the KT boundary - when the disaster happened.