Plant microfossils from the lignite deposit (Eocene) of Barsinghsar in Bikaner District, Rajasthan, India
Keywords:Plant microfossils, Lignite, Barsinghsar, Rajasthan, Eocene, India
Plant microfossils from the Eocene lignite sample collected from Barsinghsar near Bikaner, Rajasthan have been described in this paper. The plant microfossils include algal filaments and nets, fungal hyphae and spores, bryophytic thalli and capsules (?), pteridophytic cuticles and spores, cuticles of gymnosperms and various kinds of pollen grains, and cuticles and peculiar fructifications (?) of angiosperms. Palaeoecological conditions during sedimentation of Eocene lignite in Rajasthan have also been discussed.