The genus Dictyozamites Oldham from India


  • M.N. Bose Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India
  • Zeba-Bano Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India



All the existing species of Dictyozamites Oldham from India have been reinvestigated. Five distinct species (D. falcatus (Morris) Medlicott & Blanford, D. indicus Feistmantel, D. hallei Sahni & Rao, D. sahnii Gupta & Sharma. and D. feistmantelii n. sp.) have been recognized and two fragmentary specimens have been described as Dictyozamites sp. The new species, viz., D. feistmantelii is based on some of the earlier described specimens of D. falcatus from Vemavaram and other East Coast localities. Pinnae of D. feistmanlelii are stalked and they have distinct auriculate bases. D. bagjoriensis Jacob has now been found to be the same as D. hallei.


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Bose, M., & Zeba-Bano. (1976). The genus Dictyozamites Oldham from India. Journal of Palaeosciences, 25(1-3), 79–99.



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