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When Giant Fungi Ruled

By: PBS EonsPublished: 4 months ago

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420 million years ago, a giant feasted on the dead, growing slowly into the largest living thing on land. It belonged to an unlikely group of pioneers that ultimately made life on land possible -- the fungi.

Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios:

Thanks to Franz Anthony of and Jon Hughes of for their tremendous reconstructions of Prototaxites.

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