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Just out | Taphonomic and palaeovegetational studies in lower Permian (Asselian-Sakmarian) deposits of Chintalapudi Area, Godavari Graben, South India @ Revue de Micropaléontologie

Just out @ Revue de Micropaléontologie Taphonomic and palaeovegetational studies in lower Permian (Asselian-Sakmarian) deposits of Chintalapudi Area, Godavari Graben, South India Author(s) Shreya Mishra, Neerja Jha, Sukhbir Singh Gahalain Abstract: Palynomorphs from lower Permian (Asselian-Sakmarian) deposits from Chintalapudi area of Godavari Graben were used to infer palaeovegetation and palaeoenvironments through palynofacies reconstruction and taphonomic studies. The recovered palynofloral assemblage is dominated by Cordaites with subordinate conifers and glossopterids forming the floral canopy. Fillicopsids, equisetopsids,

Just out | Palynomorphs from the Cambrian Series 3, Parahio valley (Spiti), Northwest Himalaya @ Palaeoworld

Just out @ Palaeoworld Palynomorphs from the Cambrian Series 3, Parahio valley (Spiti), Northwest Himalaya Author(s) Lei-Ming Yin, B.P. Singh, O.N. Bhargava, Yuan-Long Zhao, R.S. Negi, Fan-Wei Meng, C.A. Sharma Abstract: We present low-diversity acritarch assemblages, including Alliumella baltica, Bavlinella faveolata, Brocholaminaria nigrita, Brocholaminaria sp., Eliasum sp., Leiosphaeridia minutissima, Leiosphaeridia spp., Lophosphaeridium sp., Pterospermella solida, Satka colonialica, Siphonophycus sp., and Synsphaeridium sp., as well as filamentous algae and cryptospore-like microfossils recorded

Just out | Macroscopic charcoal remains as evidence of wildfire from late Permian Gondwana sediments of India: Further contribution to global fossil charcoal database @ Palaeoworld

Just out @ Palaeoworld Macroscopic charcoal remains as evidence of wildfire from late Permian Gondwana sediments of India: Further contribution to global fossil charcoal database Author(s) Mahesh Shivanna, Srikanta Murthy, Saurabh Gautam, Paulo A. Souza, Pauline Sabina Kavali, Mary Elizabeth Cerruti Bernardes-de-Oliveira, Ram-Awatar, Cristina Moreira Félix Abstract: Although there have been numerous reports of the occurrence of charcoal from the Indian Permian sediments (Kashmir and the Domodar Basin), here we report

Just out | Lepidorbitoides (Foraminifera) from the lower Maastrichtian Kallankuruchchi Formation, Cauvery Basin, India: Morphometry and paleobiogeography @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Lepidorbitoides (Foraminifera) from the lower Maastrichtian Kallankuruchchi Formation, Cauvery Basin, India: Morphometry and paleobiogeography Author(s) Nallamuthu Malarkodi, Ercan Özcan, Deepak Venkataraman, Subhash Chandra Somappa, Suresha Gowda, P. Kumar Tindlu Nagaraja, Ali Osman Yücel Abstract: The southernmost occurrence of the early Maastrichtian larger benthic foraminifera (LBF) in Tethys is known from the Kallankuruchchi Formation in the Cauvery Basin, SE India, represented by Lepidorbitoides–Siderolites assemblages. The systematics, age

On the News | India | Insect Fossils Shed Light On India’s Geological History @ AsianScientist

On the News @ AsianScientist Title:  Insect Fossils Shed Light On India’s Geological History Excerpt: “A new species of fungus gnat in Indian amber closely resembles its fossil relatives from Europe, disproving the concept of a strongly isolated Indian subcontinent. These findings have been published in PeerJ. Apart from the new gnat species named Palaeognoriste orientale, the researchers from Germany, India and America also identified two more species of insects encased

On the News | India | Fossil clue to vanished lake @ The Telegraph, India

On the News @ The Telegraph, India Title:  Fossil clue to vanished lake Excerpt: “Scientists have discovered India’s first fossil of an ancient snakebird from a 2.6 million-year-old site in the Siwalik Hills that they say suggests the existence there of a vast lake that has since vanished. The remains of the snakebird, also called a darter, found alongside fossils of a pelican, crabs, fish, crocodiles and turtles, indicate that the

Just out | A new murid rodent assemblage from the Upper Siwaliks, Himachal Pradesh, India: Biostratigraphic, Phylogenetic and Palaeobiogeographic implications @ Journal of Asian Earth Sciences

Just out @ Journal of Asian Earth Sciences A new murid rodent assemblage from the Upper Siwaliks, Himachal Pradesh, India: Biostratigraphic, Phylogenetic and Palaeobiogeographic implications Author(s) Rajeev Patnaik, Simran Singh Kotla, Ningthoujam Premjit Singh, Ankita Singla, Jagjeet Kaur Abstract: In case of freshwater deposits that cannot be isotopically dated or that lack a continuous sequence for magnetostratigraphic study, rodent biochronology is an useful tool in making intra-regional biostratigraphic correlations and dating

On the News | India | ‘Protect fossil deposits’ @ The Hindu

On the News @ The Hindu Title:  ‘Protect fossil deposits’ M. Balaganessin Excerpt: “Need to protect fossil deposits spread over Karai and Kolakanatham has been stressed by environmentalists. Spread over 107.22 acres in these villages, the fossils are one of the oldest and most ancient deposits. It is here that a vast stretch is available in a more cogent manner. The deposits date back to 20 to 30 million years.

On the News | India | When Ostriches Called India Their Home @ The Wire

On the News @ The Wire Title:  When Ostriches Called India Their Home Ranjini Raghunath Excerpt: “One hundred million years ago, the splitting of the supercontinent Gondwanaland scattered flightless birds across the landmasses: Rheas in South America, emus in Australia-Antarctica and ostriches and elephant birds in Indo-Madagascar. When India later split from Madagascar and slammed into Asia, ostriches hitched along and lived in the sub-continent for a while, before trekking across

Just out | Lygistorrhinidae (Diptera: Bibionomorpha: Sciaroidea) in early Eocene Cambay amber @ PeerJ

Just out @ PeerJ Lygistorrhinidae (Diptera: Bibionomorpha: Sciaroidea) in early Eocene Cambay amber Author(s) Frauke Stebner, Hukam Singh, Jes Rust, David A. Grimaldi Abstract: One new genus and three new species of Lygistorrhinidae in early Eocene Cambay amber from India are described, which significantly increases our knowledge about this group in the Eocene. Lygistorrhina indica n. sp. is the oldest fossil known from this extant genus. Indorrhina sahnii n. gen. et