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Re: Allo(ween)saurus (still joking)

Quoting Alain Bénéteau <alain.beneteau@paleospot.com>:

Because there was no pumpkin during mesozoic... right?

Right. Pumpkins (being squashes) are relatively derived flowering plants and hence would certainly not have been around during the Jurassic. I don't know whether there are any records of Cucurbitaceae from the Cretaceous.


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