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Petrified tree. Petrified trunk of a coniferous tree from the Eocene Epoch. This fossil was found on Seymour Island, Antarctica. Antarctica was not always a frozen continent, and in the Eocene Epoch (between 53 and 36 million years ago) it contained temperate forests.
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