Third expedition at Tadkeshwar Lignite mine

The Indian-American-Belgian team returned to Tadkeshwar Lignite Mine in February 2017 to collect new specimens of early Eocene vertebrates. The crew was composed of Rajendra Singh Rana, Waqas Mirza, and Raman Patel (Garhwal Univ.), Kishor Kumar (Wadia Inst.), Ken Rose (Johns Hopkins Univ.), Rachel Dunn (Des Moines Univ.), Annelise Folie and Thierry Smith (RBINS). Layers between the two main lignite seams were well exposed but relatively poor in terrestrial vertebrates. This was due to the rarity of continental lenses in that part of the exploited mine. Nevertheless, numerous remains of aquatic animals and some terrestrial mammals were discovered.