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Research article
27 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 27 Mar 2023

The emergence of the tropical rainforest biome in the Cretaceous

Clément Coiffard, Haytham El Atfy, Johan Renaudie, Robert Bussert, and Dieter Uhl

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