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Ancient Eucalyptus Fossils

Ancient Eucalyptus Fossils

 

Fossils of Eucalyptus leaves, flowers, fruits, and buds dating back 51.9 million years have been found in Patagonia, Argentina, by CALS researchers. They are the oldest scientifically validated Eucalyptus macro-fossils and the only ones conclusively identified as naturally occurring outside of Australasia.