Mahanadi, Darjeeling (Miocene to of India)

Where: West Bengal, India (26.9° N, 88.3° E: paleocoordinates 20.8° N, 88.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• group of beds-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 223089: authorized by Bethany Allen, entered by Bethany Allen on 04.11.2021

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Taxonomic list from Pathak (1969), since questioned in their accuracy by Awasthi (1982)
 Ericales - Ericaceae
cf. Rhododendron lepidotum Wallich 1834 rhododendron
 Laurales - Lauraceae
cf. Cinnamomum tamala Nees and Ebermaier 1831 cinnamon
 Fagales - Fagaceae
cf. Castanopsis tribuloides de Candolle 1863 chinquapin
 Malpighiales - Euphorbiaceae
cf. Mallotus philippensis Lamarck 1786 spurge
cf. Bridelia stipularis Linnaeus 1753 spurge