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AMK152's Geotimeboxes[edit]

AMK152 proposed in edits of 27 December 2006 a geotimebox for this article. I feel that the box information that is appropriate for the article is already in the footer, and that other information can be supplied where important, by links from the text. See discussion at Template talk:Geotimebox. --Bejnar 20:18, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Paleogene symbol[edit]

What is the abbreviation for Paleogene--is it Pg ?

For technical usage, the US Geological Survey and others use a capital P with a small capital G attached to it as shown in this PDF - [1]. Without special fonts you can't do it, so Pg probably will serve. However, I have also seen it as PE. Just explain whatever you use at first usage, and then be consistent and non-conflicting with other symbols such as P for Permian, double-barred P for Pennsylvanian.... Cheers Geologyguy 03:57, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Note to comment above, the symbol for Paleogene (the geologic time period) used by the USGS is PG (the G is in small caps). Do not mistake this for Paleocene (the geologic time epoch), which is properly abbreviated PE (with a script small caps E). Nobody should be using PE for Paleogene. This is (apparently) a common error. The PDF in the comment above is the only correct usage; no explanation of usage is needed. JAD- 09 JUL 201496.10.1.100 (talk) 18:18, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Geology and oil industry[edit]

It turns out that the Paleogene is of specific relevance in the oil industry, where it's got a lot of discussion and a high profile.

I started to create an article Lower Tertiary,but Paleogene is the identical period. So I've added a section on Geology of the Paleogene, which should have considerable information to add by someone knowledgeable, mainly as a place to add the oil industry related knowledge of the geology of that period.

I'm fairly sure it belongs in this article and hopefully others will expand the article to cover other aspects of the Paleogene.....

FT2 (Talk | email) 06:40, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Srewed up ?[edit]

Page is screwed in my firfox 3. Pls check. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.48.101.235 (talk) 11:41, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Not sure what's happened here, maybe a change to a template? Don't know if it's just Firefox. Mikenorton (talk) 11:44, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Temporarily hid the template causing the problem. Mikenorton (talk) 11:49, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Alternative spelling[edit]

Palæogene is offered up as an alternative but the commonly encountered British English spelling is Palaeogene - I don't recall coming across Palæogene. cheers Geopersona (talk) 06:31, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Key Events[edit]

This page needs a 'Key Events' table. A Template is available to make it look like all the other Era time periods. i.e. Template:Jurassic graphical timeline -- Denton22 (talk) 22:33, 13 March 2012 (UTC)


Grasses statement[edit]

Can someone with expertise correct the mention of grasses as evolved in this period. Grasses are now known from the Late Cretaceous. If in trouble to find references have a look at the article on Poaceae (true grasses) and look at the references cited there. Learningnave (talk) 04:13, 4 March 2013 (UTC)