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Re: Just Add Dinosaur

Colin McHenry wrote:

> I'd agree with Brian's comments about the Otways
> - they're magnificent. The Bunya Pine stands in S
> Qld are incredible. Haven't seen the other
> localities, though, but I'm sure they're pretty
> good. Given that much of the Australian flora
> looks so wierd to N. Hemipshere eyes, you could
> probably film in a lot of places on the continent
> and create a convincing dinosaur scene.

But don't forget paleobotanist Kirk Johnson's warning about flat-topped or
umbrella-shaped araucarias. They are not necessarily the shape of Mesozoic
conifers. (Sorry I can't point you to specific references -- they are not
close at hand just now.)

-- Donna Braginetz