Palaeocene


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Palaeocene

of, denoting, or formed in the first epoch of the Tertiary period, which lasted for 10 million years
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Of these, the south-verging Bazar Thrust, with hanging wall comprising Precambrian Shagai Formation (equivalent of the Dhakhner-Hazara Formations) and the footwall comprising the Murree Formation together with the underlying Kotal-Samana lithologies (Palaeocene Lockhart and Patala Formations) marks the extension of the Hissartang Thrust of the Attock- Cherat Ranges.
Allemann (1979) studied the oldest carbonate strata overlying the Muslim Bagh Ophiolite and suggested an Early to Middle Eocene age, whereas Qayyum (1997) assigned a Late Palaeocene to Early Oligocene age on the basis of following foraminiferal assemblages: Late Palaeocene: Assilina dandotica, Discocyclina ranikotensis, Miscellanea stampi,Operculina subsalsa and Saudia labyrinthica.
The typical passive margin shelf-sequence of the Hill Ranges in Outer Lesser Himalayas (i.e., Samana- Kotal Pass-Kalachitta-Margala Ranges) is characterized by a major Early Palaeocene unconformity marked by Hangu Formation (Pivnik and Sercombe, 1993).
It is the second giant penguin from the Palaeocene that has so far been discovered.  Fossils of the first prehistoric giant penguin found were discovered in the Cross Valley in Antarctica in 2000.
The discovery indicated that there was no dearth of water in western Rajasthan during Palaeocene age, the geologists said.
Creamy white coloured Palaeocene Muthaymimah Formation overlies the Simsima Formation which appears to wedge out eastwards.
The occurrence of palygorskite and smectite and the disappearance of kaolinite in the late Palaeocene sediments indicate the increase in aridity.
subspinosa had a stratigraphic range from the Late Palaeocene to the Early Eocene.
Stott, "Abrupt deep-sea warming, palaeoceanograph-ic changes and benthic extinctions at the end of the Palaeocene," Nature, vol.
A., The stratigraphy of the Reading Beds (Palaeocene), at Felpham, West Sussex.
The primary exploration target is the Crathes prospect, which is situated within the Palaeocene section.