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Kauri fossils found in Patagonia

11 January 2014

At www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109132650.htm … the Kauri tree grows in Australia. It's close relative the Dammar grows in Indonesia – but neither grows in the Americas. However, fossils of them have been found in Patagonia – giant coniferous trees. The fossils belong to the Eocene geological epoch, when S America is thought to have been joined with Antarctica and Australia.

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