Paleocene Series Epoch

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Paleocene Series (Epoch)

 

the lowest series (epoch) of the Paleogene system (period). The Paleocene is divided into lower and upper stages. In the USSR the two stages are the Inkerman (lower) and Kacha (upper), which correspond to the Montian and Thanetian stages in Western Europe. The name was proposed in 1874 by the German paleobotanist

P. W. SCHIMPER.

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