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Geological Climates


SINCE contributing the chapter in the history of the Coniferæ upon which Prof. Haughton remarks, I have seen Araucaria Cunninghami growing in gardens round Funchal, and my belief in the specific identity of the Bournemouth Eocene plant is further strengthened; yet still, as only foliage is known in the fossil, I should hardly be prepared to contest upon that alone a question of climate, however minute the resemblance. But even with the most undisputed identity there are so many possibilities of error in arguing from a single species, that little importance should be attached to conclusions drawn from it.

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