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Re: Polar sauropods



Randy King wrote
>
>On a similar note, what were the trees like in the Mesozoic?  Maybe I should
>narrow that down to the Cretaceous.  I've wondered if there could have been a
>race between tree height and sauropod reach.  Is this reasonable?  Were all
>the trees deciduous?  Did they lose their leaves in the winter?  Or was it
>more tropical?
>
>Just curious and ignorant of paleobotany.
>
>-Randy

Palaeobotanical evidence suggests that the Australiasian (Australia & New
Zealand) polar regions in the Cretaceous were dominated by deciduous
angiosperm forests which were dormant during the winter darkness, rapidly
shedding their leaves to form leaf mats.

Cheerio
Brian Choo