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Miocene petrified trees at Bahariya Oasis, Egypt

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Photo credit: Munir Elmahdy, Khalda Petroleum Company, Cairo, Egypt


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Elmahdy, M., Abioui, M. & Mustoe, G.E. Miocene petrified trees at Bahariya Oasis, Egypt. Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) 109, 2869–2870 (2020).

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