Cycadophytic leaves from Jurassic - Lower Cretaceous rocks of India


  • M.N. Bose Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India
  • J. Banerji Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India



Cycadophytic leaves, Megafossils, Rajmahal Hills, Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous (India)


Under Cycadophytic leaves, various Indian species of Taeniopteris Brongniart, Morrisia Bose, Cycadites Brongniart, Anomozamites Schimper, and Pterophyllum Brongniart have been described here. The study is based on specimens described or figured since 1850 and a large number of specimens collected during the last two decades from the Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous rocks of India.

It has been observed that the genera mentioned above are most abundant in some of the localities of the Rajmahal Hills. They are completely missing in most of the undoubted Lower Cretaceous beds of India. So far only a single species, viz., Pterophyllum princeps Oldham & Morris is known from the Lower Cretaceous beds of Than, Gujarat.


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Bose, M., & Banerji, J. (1981). Cycadophytic leaves from Jurassic - Lower Cretaceous rocks of India. Journal of Palaeosciences, 28, 218–300.



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