Discovery of Miocene Wood from Manchar Formation, Lagerstroemioxylon thanobolensis Sp. Nov. of Family Lythraceae , Thanobola Khan District Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

N. SOOMRO, N. S. JILLANI, S. T. QUERESHI, J. U. MANGI, B. A. ARAIN, M. T. RAJPUT

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The paper presents taxonomic identifications by the paleoxylotomical studies of petrified fossil wood collected from Manchar Formation of Miocene age exposed in Thanobola khan Sindh Pakistan. Sections were prepared by standard ground thin section techniques. Anatomical characters revealed from the microscopic study were used to compare with modern wood and already reported fossil woods. The sample was found comparable with family Lytheraceae and with species in respect of character of Vessels, arrangements of wood Parenchyma and Xylem rays. Therefore it is given as a name Lagerstroemioxylon thanobolensis sp.nov., represent the locality of Thano Bola Khan

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