Biogeographic and evolutionary implications of a diverse paleobiota in amber from the early Eocene of India
- J. Rust, Hukam Singh, D. Grimaldi
- Environmental Science, GeographyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 15 October 2010
Cambay amber preserves a uniquely diverse and early biota of a modern-type of broad-leaf tropical forest, revealing 50 Ma of stasis and change in biological communities of the dipterocarp primary forests that dominate southeastern Asia today.
High bat (Chiroptera) diversity in the Early Eocene of India
- Thierry Smith, R. Rana, L. Singh
- Environmental Science, GeographyDie Naturwissenschaften
- 1 August 2007
The discovery of the oldest bat fauna of Asia dating from the Early Eocene of the Cambay Formation at Vastan Lignite Mine in Western India is reported, and presents strong affinities with the European faunas from the French Paris Basin and the German Messel locality.
A Diverse Snake Fauna from the Early Eocene of Vastan Lignite Mine, Gujarat, India
The number of taxa that represent the Colubroidea or at least the Caenophidia, i.e., advanced snakes, is astonishing for the Eocene, consistent with the view that Asia played an important part in the early history of these taxa.
The termites of Early Eocene Cambay amber, with the earliest record of the Termitidae (Isoptera)
Together these species represent the earliest Tertiary records of the Neoisoptera and the oldest definitive record of Termitidae, a family that comprises >75% of the living species of Isoptera.
Lower vertebrates from the Late Palaeocene-Earliest Eocene Akli Formation, Giral Lignite Mine, Barmer District, western India
The first assemblage of lower vertebrates comprising fish, crocodilians and snakes is recorded from subsurface beds of the Akli Formation sampled from the Giral Lignite Mine about 40 km NNW of Barmer…
Vertebrate fauna from the subsurface Cambay Shale (Lower Eeocene), Vastan Lignite Mine, Gujarat, India
A rich collection of vertebrate fossils comprising mainly fish and some mammals has recently been recovered from subsurface beds of the Cambay Shale (Lower Eocene) exposed in the Vastan Lignite Mine,…
Detection of black rot disease causing pathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris by bio-PCR from seeds and plant parts of cole crops
Allelopathic interference of Parthenium hysterophorus residues in soil
It is concluded that Parthenium residues affect the growth of test species by releasing phenolics rather than decreasing the available nutrient status in the soil.
An Ailuravine Rodent from the Lower Eocene Cambay Formation at Vastan, Western India, and Its Palaeobiogeographic Implications
A new ailuravine rodent, Meldimys musak sp. nov. (Mammalia: Rodentia, Ischyromyidae), is recorded from the lower Eocene lignites of western India. It is the oldest record of Rodentia from India. M.…
Biting Midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Cambay Amber Indicate that the Eocene Fauna of the Indian Subcontinent Was Not Isolated
Faunal links among Ceratopogonidae from Cambay amber and contemporaneous amber from Fushun, China, Eocene Baltic amber from Europe, as well as the modern Australasian and the Oriental regions imply that faunal exchange between Europe, Asia and India took place before the formation of Cambay Amber in the early Eocene.