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  • Scientists find world’s oldest fossil mushroom

    The fossil was uncovered in the Araripe Basin, in northeast Brazil, in a limestone layer called the Crato Formation.

    The fossil was uncovered in the Araripe Basin, in northeast Brazil, in a limestone layer called the Crato Formation.

    Graphic by Danielle Ruffatto

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Sam Heads, call 217-244-9448; email swheads@illinois.edu.
    To reach Andrew Miller, call 217-419-6589; email amiller7@illinois.edu
    The paper “The oldest fossil mushroom” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178327