Sohan Lal Jain

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Sohan Lal Jain is an Indian paleontologist, who worked for many years at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. The large herbivorous sauropod dinosaur genus Jainosaurus, was named in his honour after it was identified as a distinct genus although initially thought to be a species of Antarctosaurus.[1][2] His other major contributions to paleontology were in the study of sauropod braincases[3] and some fossil turtles.[4][5]


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  2. ^ Jain, S. L. and S. Bandyopadhyay. 1997. New titanosaurid (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of central India. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17:114–136.
  3. ^ Berman, D. S. and S. L. Jain. 1982. The braincase of a small sauropod dinosaur (Reptilia: Saurischia) from the Upper Cretaceous Lameta Group, Central India, with review of Lameta Group localities. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 51:405–422.
  4. ^ Jain, S. L. 1986. New pelomedusid turtles (Pleurodira:Chelonia) remains from Lameta Formation (Maastrichtian) at Dongargaon, central India, and a review of pelomedusids from India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 31:63–75
  5. ^ Jain, S. L. (1980). The continental Lower Jurassic fauna from the Kota Formation, India; pp. 99-123. In: L. L. Jacobs (eds), Aspects of Vertebrate History, Museum of Northern Arizona Press, Flagstaff.