Palynology of subsurface Palaeocene-Eocene sediments pear Kapurdi, Barmer District, Rajasthan, India
Keywords:Palynology, Pteridophytic spores, Angiospermic pollen grains, Palaeocene-Eocene, Rajasthan (India)
Palynological study on subsurface samples from four Well Sections drilled near Kapurdi, Barmer District, Rajasthan has been carried out. Recorded palynoflora is rich and diversified being represented by dinoflagellate cysts, fungal remains, pteridophytic spores and angiospermic pollen grains and closely resemble those recorded from Palaeocene-Eocene sediments of Kutch and Rajasthan. Most of the palynotaxa present in the assemblage are presently confined to tropical to subtropical areas. Abundance of pteridophytic spores and epiphyllous microthyriaceous fungi in the assemblage indicates that vicinity of the area where investigated sediments were deposited experienced plenty of rainfall. It is also inferred that sediments under study were deposited in a coastal environment.