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Researchers find 52.2 million-year-old tomatillo fossil

Tomatillos on the plant.
Tomatillos on the plant.
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A 52.2-million-year-old tomatillo was discovered in Laguna del Hunco, Argentina. Paleobotanist and Penn State professor Peter Wilf presented the findings recently at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.