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- Fossils of Ancient Australasian Trees Found in Patagonia
In Patagonia, at the southern end of South America, scientists have discovered 52.2-million-year-old fossils of a giant evergreen tree that now is only found thousands of miles away in Australia and Asia. Coniferous trees in the genus Agathis, which are sought after for their soft wood, have thick trunks and can grow up to 200 feet (60 meters) tall. "These spectacular fossils reveal that Agathis ...
Jan. 13, 2014 - LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News