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300-mln-year-old paleontological fossil zone found in Yunnan

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

KUNMING, July 12 (Xinhua) - A 300-million-year-old paleontological fossil zone was discovered in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, the local archaeology department announced Thursday.
A rare fossil assemblage of Humboldtia, a genus of flowering plants, and the genus of Keyserlingophyllum in the newly found fossil zone offers new proof of a wider distribution of Tethys Ocean's biota.
The fossil zone expands hundreds of meters along mountain ridges, said ...



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