Chinese scientists discover oldest fossil forest in Asia
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.