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Only wrong by 7x10E7 years

Postby jonhd » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:24 am

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42636275 - some research pushing-back (known) lepi presence to 200 million years ago. Perennial advice - don't bother with the Comments. Unfortunately, I ignored my own advice :-(

This is the surprise (for me):

"Our finds show that the group that was supposed to co-evolve with flowers is actually much older."

The Jurassic was a world dominated by gymnosperm plants, such as conifers, which produced sugary nectar to capture pollen from the air. The primitive insects may have fed on this nectar, before flowering plants came along around 130 million years ago.


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