Antarctica, dinosaurs and a rainforest: scientists find 90-million year old forest near South Pole

Experts say they have found evidence of Antarctica once being as warm as New Zealand during the days of the dinosaurs, and covered in dense vegetation.

A team of researchers from the UK and Germany has found forest soil from the Cretaceous period, within 900 kilometres of the South Pole, indicating the world once was a lot warmer than previously thought.

The mid-Cretaceous period – approximately 115 to 80 million years ago – was the heyday of the dinosaurs.

The discovery of the ancient forest in Antarctica has been published in Nature journal.

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