1Relating to or denoting the earlier division of the Tertiary period, comprising the Palaeocene, Eocene, and Oligocene epochs. Compare with Neogene.
- The contact between Cretaceous Chalk and Palaeogene siliciclastic sediments is a megasequence boundary within the fill of the Wessex Basin.
- Thick Permian to Paleogene continental rise deposits merge southward into a continuous Ordovician to Eocene shelf sedimentary succession of marine carbonates, sandstone, siltstone and shale.
- The preserved Miocene sediments have allowed us to separate the effects of Palaeogene and Neogene uplift.
1.1 (as noun the Palaeogene) The Palaeogene sub-period or the system of rocks deposited during it.
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