Palaeogene

['palɪə(ʊ)dʒi:n, 'peɪ-]
(US Paleogene)
adjective Geology relating to or denoting the earlier division of the Tertiary period (comprising the Palaeocene, Eocene, and Oligocene epochs, from about 65 to 23.3 million years ago).
Origin
C19: from palaeo- + Gk genēs (see -gen).

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