Paleogene period


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Paleogene period

The first part of a revised two-part division of the Cenozoic era: 65 to 24 million years ago.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
References in periodicals archive ?
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 Eocene Epoch is a major division of the geologic timescale and the second epoch of the Paleogene Period in the Cenozoic Era.
The story behind the formation of this understated forest goes back to the Oligocene epoch (a geologic epoch of the Paleogene Period and dates back to about 30 million years ago), when an ancient branch of the Nile carried trees along and deposited them in the area.