First megafossil evidence of Cyatheaceous tree fern from the Indian Cenozoic
Subir Bera Sudha Gupta Mahasin Ali Khan Aniruddha De Radhanath Mukhopadhyay
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A part of the compressed tree fern axis with leaf and adventitious root scars in unusual arrangement from Plio–Pleistocene sediments of Arunachal Pradesh, India is described as Cyathea siwalika sp. nov. This record suggests that Cyathea was an important component of tropical evergreen forest in the area during the Plio–Pleistocene and this group subsequently declined in importance within the local vegetation.
Subir Bera1 Sudha Gupta2 Mahasin Ali Khan1 Aniruddha De1 Radhanath Mukhopadhyay3
Volume 132, 2023
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