Fossil woods from the Tertiary of Eastern India, 11


  • U. Prakash Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India
  • N. Awasthi Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India



The present paper consists of the revision of five species of fossil dipterocarpaceous woods, viz. Dipterocarpoxylon indicum, Shoreoxylon holdeni, S. mortandranse, S. megaporosum and Anisopteroxylon cuddalorense, described by Ramanujam (1956, 1960) from the Tertiary of South India, near Pondicherry, South Arcot district, Tamil Nadu (Madras). On re-investigation these were found very similar to the wood structure of the genus Dryobalanops Gaertn. f. and hence transferred to the genus DryobalanoxyIon Den Berger. The first species, i.e. Dipterocarpoxylon indicum, is renamed as Dryobalanoxylon indicum (Ramanujam) comb. nov., and the remaining four species, found identical with each other, are placed under Dryobalanoxylon holdeni (Ramanujam) comb. nov.


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Prakash, U., & Awasthi, N. (1969). Fossil woods from the Tertiary of Eastern India, 11. Journal of Palaeosciences, 18(1-3), 219–225.



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