Bhikhnathoree, Champaran (Miocene to of India)

Also known as Bhikhna Thori

Where: Bihar, India (27.3° N, 84.6° E: paleocoordinates 21.6° N, 84.6° 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 223029: authorized by Bethany Allen, entered by Bethany Allen on 02.11.2021

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Taxonomic list

Angiospermae
 Solanales - Convolvulaceae
Ipomoea eriocarpoides Awasthi and Lakhanpal 1990 bindweed
 Gentianales - Rubiaceae
Gardenia palaeoturgida n. sp. Lakhanpal and Awasthi 1984 coffee
Pliocene (Srivastava 1991)
 Laurales - Lauraceae
Cinnamomum palaeotamala n. sp. Lakhanpal and Awasthi 1984 cinnamon
Pliocene (Srivastava 1991)
Phoebe champarensis Awasthi and Lakhanpal 1990 laurel
Litsea prenitida n. sp. Lakhanpal and Awasthi 1984 laurel
Pliocene (Srivastava 1991)
 Fabales - Fabaceae
Dalbergia sp. Linnaeus 1782 legume
Derris champarensis Awasthi and Lakhanpal 1990 legume
Cassia antiqua Awasthi and Lakhanpal 1990 legume
Pongamia siwalika Awasthi and Lakhanpal 1990 legume
Indigofera prepulchella n. sp. Lakhanpal and Awasthi 1984 legume
Pliocene (Srivastava 1991)
Bauhinia siwalika n. sp. Lakhanpal and Awasthi 1984 legume
Pliocene (Srivastava 1991)
 Rosales - Rhamnaceae
Ziziphus champarensis Lakhanpal and Awasthi 1984 buckthorn
 Malvales - Malvaceae
Urena palaeolobata Awasthi and Lakhanpal 1990 mallow
 Sapindales - Anacardiaceae
Mangifera someshwarica n. sp. Lakhanpal and Awasthi 1984 mango
Pliocene (Srivastava 1991)
 Sapindales - Meliaceae
Aphanamixis bhikhnathoriensis n. sp. Awasthi and Lakhanpal 1990 mahogany
Toona siwalica Awasthi and Lakhanpal 1990 mahogany
 Rosids - Moraceae
Ficus champarensis n. sp. Lakhanpal and Awasthi 1984 fig
Pliocene (Srivastava 1991)
Dicotyledoneae
 Primulales - Myrsinaceae
Ardisia antiqua Awasthi and Lakhanpal 1990 coralberry
 Myrtales - Myrtaceae
Syzygium palaeobractiatum Awasthi and Lakhanpal 1990 bush cherry