Newly discovered miocene biome sheds light on rainforest evolution

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) The newly discovered miocene biome in southeast China reveals that extraordinary species diversity existed within a 14.7 million-year-old tropical rainforest and sheds light on the evolution of the rainforest, according to researchers from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS).