Earliest-known tropical rainforest discovered, and 700 fossil species found with it

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Earliest-known tropical rainforest discovered, and 700 fossil species found with it




The earliest known evidence of a modern tropical rainforest has been discovered in India. Thanks to 150 kg of amber, scientists have also discovered 700 new fossil species that lived around 50 Ma.

BBC - Ancient bugs found in 50-million-year-old Indian amber (press release with photos)
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