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Spectacular 100-Million-Year-Old Flowers Found Completely Preserved In Amber

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7 flowers have been discovered completely preserved in ruby, from 100 million many years ago. The flowers, found out in Myanmar, were encased in amber in the Cretaceous period in what might have been a pinus radiata forest.

The authors of a paper studying the flowers, which are in spectacular condition, speculated which they could have been dislodged from their trees by a passing dinosaur.

“Dinosaurs might have knocked the twigs that dropped the plants into resin deposits around the bark of an araucaria tree, which is thought to have produced the resin that fossilized in to the amber. ” George Poinar Jr, professor emeritus of Oregon State University’s College of Science stated in a statement.

“Araucaria trees are related to kauri pines found nowadays in New Zealand and Australia, and kauri pines produce a special botanical that resists weathering. ”

 

7 flowers have been discovered completely preserved in ruby, from 100 million many years ago. The flowers, found out in Myanmar, were encased in amber in the Cretaceous period in what might have been a pinus radiata forest.

The authors of a paper studying the flowers, which are in spectacular condition, speculated which they could have been dislodged from their trees by a passing dinosaur.

“Dinosaurs might have knocked the twigs that dropped the plants into resin deposits around the bark of an araucaria tree, which is thought to have produced the resin that fossilized in to the amber. ” George Poinar Jr, professor emeritus of Oregon State University’s College of Science stated in a statement.

“Araucaria trees are related to kauri pines found nowadays in New Zealand and Australia, and kauri pines produce a special botanical that resists weathering. ”

 

source: iflscience.com

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