Late Cenozoic plant-impressions from Mahuadanr valley, Palamu District, Bihar
Keywords:Megafossils, Plant-impressions, Dicotyledons, Late Cenozoic, India
Impressions of leaves, fruits and a flower have been described from the Late Cenozoic beds from near Mahuadanr, Palamu District, Bihar. The assemblage consists of 25 species belonging to 22 genera and 16 families of the dicotyledons. Family Asclepiadaceae and the genera Spondias, Erythrina, Combretum, Mitragyna, Alstonia and Cryptolepis have been described for the first time from the Cenozoic of India. The data have been used to decipher the palaeoecology and depositional environment of the region. A comparison of this flora with other Neogene floras of India has also been made.