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Re: Wollemi, Attenborough, and Branagh
I find it particularly funny that the botanists compare the find of Wollemia
nobilis to paleontologists finding a small dinosaur in the wild :-D Guess
what? They were right under our noses the whole time ;-)
Now a question comes into my mind. Is this much ado about nothing? I see the
fossil record for these creatures (yes, the pines) being touted as either
ending 2 Ma ago or 90 Ma (I guess this last one must be a misprint). Is
there in fact a fossil record for Wollemia nobilis or are we talking of
Araucariaceae in general? I agree it's a wonderfull find, a living one at
that, but I'd like to have a bit of perspective thrown in to this "frenzy"
(if asking for that isn't too off topic).
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