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August 30, 2021

Columbia during reign of the dinosaurs

During the reign of the dinosaurs 125 to 100 million years ago, much of what is now Colombia was covered in forests dominated by conifers and ferns.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant EAR 1829299.]

Learn more in the Smithsonian magazine story Flowers! How the Chicxulub Impactor gave rise to modern rainforests. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 30, 2021)

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