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New Species of Schizaea Spore from the Upper Mesozoic of Kashmir, India

Nature volume 204, pages 566567 (07 November 1964) | Download Citation



DURING the study of samples collected from Wakkachu Traverse, Ladhak District, Jammu and Kashmir, I obtained a new type of striated bean-shaped spore belonging to the family Schizaeaceae together with a number of other spores and pollen grains having an upper Mesozoic affinity. The detailed results of this work will be published elsewhere. The samples were crushed and treated with hydrofluoric acid followed by concentrated nitric acid and hydrogen peroxide solution. The polyspores were separated by a heavy liquid (specific gravity, 2.3) and mounted in glycerine jelly.

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  1. Oil and Natural Gas Commission, 37 Nehru Road, Dehra Dun, India.

    • N. G. LUKOSE


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