The age of the Tiki formation: with remarks on the miofloral succession in the Triassic Gondwanas of India


  • H.K Maheshwari Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India
  • K.P. Navaneetha Kumaran Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India
  • M.N. Bose Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India



The age of the Tiki Formation in the South Rewa Gondwana Basin has been discussed. Available data on the vertebrate fauna, megaflora and palynoflora of the Tiki Formation have been evaluated. It is concluded that the Tiki Formation sensu lato (i.e. including the Nidhpuri beds) ranges in age from Anisian through Norian and possibly extends into the Rhaetian.

On the basis of available palynological data an attempt has been made to establish the miofloral succession in the Triassic Gondwanas of India. Presently nine successive palynological zones have been recognized. However, possibility of existence of some more palynological zones is also not ruled out.


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How to Cite

Maheshwari, H., Kumaran, K. N., & Bose, M. (1976). The age of the Tiki formation: with remarks on the miofloral succession in the Triassic Gondwanas of India. Journal of Palaeosciences, 25(1-3), 254–265.



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