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New Zealand Tree Stuck In Evolutionary Time Warp 337

Posted by Soulskill
from the decompress-the-shuttlebay dept.
sciencehabit writes "A eucalyptus-like tree from New Zealand is still waging a battle that should have ended over 500 years ago. The tree continues to sport evolutionary adaptations, such as barbed leaves, to protect it from a large, flightless bird known as a moa. There's just one problem: the moa went extinct around 1500 AD."
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