Prehistoric botany is the scientific analysis and study of ancient plants made from fossilized fauna. It gives us some idea of the ecosystems of dinosaur times.
Prehistoric botany, or paleobotany as it’s known in the scientific community, shows us what plant life was like during the dinosaur periods in the Mesozoic era. Petrified fauna imprints have remained after all these millenia within rocks and other surfaces, waiting for us to uncover them. They help us understand which plants appeared first on the earth and which ones specific dinos loved to eat.
Paleobotany has a rich history that spans back to the 1700s. Back then, it was probably easier and more frequent to find fossilized plants than dinosaurs. Today, they are significant in showing us the diet of herbivores and omnivores, and which ancient fauna species still exists today.
Studying prehistoric botany has also provided a better understanding of how life developed over time. Fauna had a big role to play in ancient times in releasing oxygen and consuming carbon dioxide, helping to form the earth’s atmosphere. Such interesting facts and more is available in the articles below.