In the Antarctic found fossils of trees 260 million years old

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Antarctica have discovered fossils of trees 280 million years old, which may be evidence of the oldest known polar forest, the Independent reported.

Professors Eric Golbrason and John Ibbell have discovered prehistoric specimens of the Transantarctic Mountains, where evergreen broadleaf forests were ever found. Parts of 13 trees were found, the age of which is estimated at 260 to 280 million years, which means that in the area there was vegetation even before the appearance of the dinosaurs.

The discovery shows that the trees grew at latitudes where scientists believed that there could be no plant life.

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