Road Cutting, Thuligad to Purniyagiri Temple (Miocene to of India)

Also known as Purnagiri, Poornagiri

Where: Uttarakhand, India (29.1° N, 80.2° E: paleocoordinates 23.9° N, 80.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Siwalik Group, Miocene to Miocene (23.0 - 2.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: M. Prasad. 2008. Angiospermous fossil leaves from the Siwalik foreland basins and their palaeoclimatic implications. The Palaeobotanist 57:177-215 [B. Allen/B. Allen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 222808: authorized by Bethany Allen, entered by Bethany Allen on 26.10.2021

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ericales - Ebenaceae
Diospyros purniyagiriensis n. sp. Shashi et al. 2007
 Laurales - Lauraceae
Persea purniyagiriensis n. sp. Lakhanpal and Guleria 1978 laurel
Cinnamomum miotavoyanum Shashi et al. 2007 cinnamon
Cinnamomum nepalensis Prasad and Pandey 2008 cinnamon
 Gentianales - Apocynaceae
Chonemorpha miocenica Prasad and Awasthi 1996 dogbane
 Malvales - Malvaceae
Sterculia tertiara Shashi et al. 2006 tropical chestnut
 Fabales - Fabaceae
Millettia purniyagiriensis n. sp. Shashi et al. 2007 legume
Millettia prakashii Shashi et al. 2007 legume
Caesalpinia purniyagiriensis n. sp. Shashi et al. 2007 legume
Cynometra siwalika Awasthi and Prasad 1990 legume
 Magnoliales - Annonaceae
Mitrephora siwalika Antal and Awasthi 1993 custard apple
Ellipeia miocenica Shashi et al. 2007 custard apple
Commiphora precaudata Shashi et al. 2007 custard apple