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    • Keywords

       

      Ficus racemosa; climate change; Early Miocene; fossil Ficus; Kasauli Formation; Himachal Pradesh; India.

    • Abstract

       

      A new fossil leaf impression is described from the Early Miocene sediments of Kasauli–Kalka road section, Himachal Pradesh. The characteristic leaf venation pattern suggests that it has a close affinity with Ficus L., particularly with F. racemosa L. (= F. glomerata Roxb.). Its presence indicates a warm and humid climate in the region during the deposition of sediments, in contrast to the present day cooler and less humid climate.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Gaurav Srivastava1 Rashmi Srivastava1 R C Mehrotra1

      1. Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53 University Road, Lucknow 226 007, India.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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