Amberiwadiacarpon devgarhensis A.Agarwal et Ambwani

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002729


Authors: A. Agarwal & K. Ambwani

Rank: species

Genus: Amberiwadiacarpon A.Agarwal et Ambwani

Reference: Agarwal, A. & Ambwani, K. (2002): Amberiwadiacarpon devgarhensis gen. et sp. nov. from Amberiwadi, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra, India. – The Palaeobotanist 51(1–3): 107–111., link

Page of description: 110

Illustrations or figures: pl. 1, figs 1–9

Name is type for

Amberiwadiacarpon A.Agarwal et Ambwani 2002


Holotype BSIP 38809, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India
Figures: pl. 1, figs 1–3

Original diagnosis/description

Fossil fruit probably capsule, dark brown to black in colour, size of the fruit is 7.5 cm in length, 5.5 cm in breadth and 2 mm in thickness, ribbed, ridges and furrows prominent on the outer surface; 20 in number, some of the ridges do not reach to the full length of the fruit. They are 1–3 mm thick and 4 to 5 mm apart, stomata present between the ribs, ribs extend from base to apex, convergent, basal part broken. The fruit wall distinguishable in 2 layers; the outer highly fibrous, and the inner thin containing fine fibres which run obliquely. The fruit is internally hollow filled with sediments.


Neogene, Miocene


Amberiwadi, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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