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Re: Paralititan (mangrove swamps)
Silvio Renesto wrote:
> Dear listmembers,
> several messages talk about mangrove habitats for Paralititan and
> North African theropods: are they meaning "mangrove-like"?
> May have been some Mesozoic conyphers adapted to brackish environments
> like, just to say one, Brachyphyllum?
> I have been said that true mangroves appeared later. Apologies if it has
> been explained in some message I have incidentally lost.
> Silvio Renesto
What exactly is a "True" mangrove? A mangrove is an environment (an intertidal
forest), not a particular plant species or even group of species. Mangroves
developed in the Carboniferous Period.
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