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Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was once verdant haven
By:China Daily
update:December 11,2020
Dec. 11, 2020 -- Chinese paleontologists have determined that, about 47 million years ago, subtropical forests once existed on the high-altitude Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
 
The conclusion, which appears in a paper published on Tuesday, was drawn based on the large number of fossils found in the Baingoin Basin at an altitude of nearly 5,000 meters during the second comprehensive scientific expedition to the plateau.
 
A joint team from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, both associated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, conducted the research on the fossils.
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