Prototaxites, a giant, prehistoric fossil, originally thought to be a conifer [when it was first collected in 1843], is uncovered in Saudi Arabia in an undated photo. A chemical analysis has shown that the 20-foot-tall organism with a tree-like trunk was a fungus that became extinct more than 350 million years ago, according to a study appearing in the May issue of the journal Geology.
GIANT FUNGUS YOU SAY. HM.
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