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Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 25, 2021 at 2:18am

Davy, thanks for the link to Casuarinaceae. 

"Australia separated from Gondwana about 100 million years ago," during the Cretaceous Age, and "began drifting northward, pushed away by the expansion of a rift valley into the eastern Indian Ocean."

The divergence of flora and fauna occurred then. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2021 at 6:31pm

Doone, look at those beady eyes of the Cryolophosaurus! Such ugliness during the Jurassic period! 

Nick Zentner, geology prof at Central Washington University, during his internet classes, introduced me to Christopher Scotese and The PALEOMAP Project Channel. 

Using computers, Scotese illustrates the motion of plates of Earth's lithosphere since tectonic processes began on Earth between 3.3 and 3.5 billion years ago. Plate techtonics reveals the concept of continental drift. When I took geology, the idea was just beginning to gain favor. 

Here is Scotese emonstrating the process of plate tehtonics. Notice that Cryolophosaurus lived during the early Jurassic period in what is now Antarctica.


 

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 23, 2021 at 6:02pm
Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 23, 2021 at 6:00pm

Joan as to the smallest cat I haven't found any cases where it was domesticated. But seeing how absolutely cute it is I wouldn't be surprised.

Comment was by Davy on March 23, 2021 at 4:56pm

No we didn't have lights as we were not connected to the power grid.

We use to call them was She-Oaks. and they belong to the casuarina species but since then they have reclassified the species in to four branches. The she-oak is now an allocasurina. Plurry botanists, seech
Here is a link to the entry in Wikipedia on the family  Casuarinaceae

Casuarinaceae

When you have a grove of She-oaks and the wind soughs through them the sound they make is softer than the sound of the wind through pines.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2021 at 4:10pm

Stephen, do you know if the World's smallest cat is domesticated? 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2021 at 4:08pm

I miswrote, "I have heard of Casuarina before."

I should have written, "I have not heard of Casuarina before."

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2021 at 4:07pm

Davy, did you use electric lights, candles, or ? on your Casuarina Xmas trees?

Comment was by Davy on March 23, 2021 at 1:23pm

Casuarina more correctly the Allocasuarina as to an everyday person there is not much to distinguish between the two as they very closely related species. 
They were our Xmas trees when we were growing up.

Comment was by Mrs.B on March 23, 2021 at 1:42am

Sounds awful.

 
 
 

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