Dinosaur-era Plant Found Alive

IAS Prelims 2023

A large species of green algae was discovered alive in North America for the first time ever, with the only previous record being fossils dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.

Lychnothamnus Barbatus is relatively rare in the areas it is currently found.

A “stonewort” type of algae, it is known to inhabit areas of Europe and Australasia (the area of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea).