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RE: Yixian Trees
Cool, thanks. 1.9 meters in diameter might be comparable to a modern day
podocarp standing 30 meters tall.
The tricky part is correlating the wood taxon to the the diameters. In other
words, were the largest logs of Protopodocarpoxylon larger in diameter, on
average, than the largest Araucarioxylon from the Yixian?
I fear no one has done such a correlation, nor published a database of
specimens big enough for me to do it.
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] on behalf of Ben Creisler
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: Yixian Trees
From: Ben Creisler
Unfortunately, the fossil log in this photo is said to come from the
Late Jurassic in Yixian, not the Early Cretaceous. However, it does
give a diameter of 1.5 to 1.9 meters. Clearly big trees existed