Occurrence of Jiangsupollis from the Upper Cretaceous of North Eastern India and its Significance
Keywords:Jiangsupollis, Late Cretaceous, Migration, China, India
Jiangsupollis striatus was widely distributed in the Upper Cretaceous of southern China. Some species assignable to this genus were also reported from eastern part of India, which indicate that unknown parent plants of the pollen grains were also growing in India and geographically there was certain connection between southern China and eastern India in the Late Cretaceous for migration. This also reveals the fact that the taxa Aquilapollenites and Integricorpus which is morphologically identical to Jiangsupollis species in eastern India might have migrated from Asian Plate rather than northern African Plate at that time.