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When Antarctica Was Green

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Before the start of the Eocene Epoch about 56 million years ago--Antarctica was still joined to both Australia and South America. And it turns out that a lot of what we recognize about the southern hemisphere can be traced back to that time when Antarctica was green.

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Thanks to Ceri Thomas for the Notiolofos and Antarctodon illustrations! Check out more of Ceri's paleoart at http://alphynix.tumblr.com

And thanks to Julio Lacerda and Studio 252mya for the Antarctodolops illustrations. You can find more of their work here: https://252mya.com/julio-lacerda

And thanks to John Long for allowing us to use of images of Devonian plants from his paper with S. McLoughlin: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/geological-magazine/article/new-records-of-devonian-plants-from-southern-victoria-land-antarctica/012522677CB38AC05C9F457CF287BA41

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