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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.

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.

Brian Choo