Chi­nese sci­en­tists dis­cover old­est fos­sil for­est in Asia

Fiji Sun - - China News -

Bei­jing: Chi­nese sci­en­tists dis­cov­ered the old­est fos­sil for­est in Asia, lend­ing more clues to how those an­cient plants evolved to be­come coal fi­nally.

The study pub­lished in the jour­nal

Cur­rent Bi­ol­ogy re­ported the largest ex­am­ple of a patch of for­est that grew in the Devo­nian pe­riod, which was 419 mil­lion to 359m years ago. It was made up of 250,000 square me­tres of fos­silised ly­cop­sid trees near Xin­hang Town in east China’s An­hui Prov­ince.

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