A fossil coconut fruit from the early Eocene of Gujarat

  title={A fossil coconut fruit from the early Eocene of Gujarat},
  author={H. Singh and A. Shukla and R. C. Mehrotra},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society of India},
  • H. Singh, A. Shukla, R. C. Mehrotra
  • Published 2016
  • Geology
  • Journal of the Geological Society of India
  • A fossil fruit resembling extant Cocos nucifera of the family Arecaceae is reported for the first time from the early Eocene sediments of Gujarat. The fossil was collected from the Tarkeshwar lignite mine of the Surat District which belongs to the Cambay Shale Formation. Its occurrence indicates coastal conditions in the region during the depositional period in contrast to arid to semi-arid climate prevailing there at present. The present fossil, along with the previously published palyno… CONTINUE READING

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