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Ancient Rainforests or Burning Bush?

Heathland in the Stirling Ranges National Park

Heathland in the Stirling Ranges National Park in south-western Australia: is this more typical of Australia’s Cretaceous vegetation than rainforest?

By Ray Carpenter

New fossil evidence is forcing a rethink of whether rainforest or fire-prone shrubland prevailed in Australia during the age of the dinosaurs.

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