Cheirophyllum

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Cheirophyllum
Temporal range: 299–251Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Ginkgophyta
Class: Ginkgoopsida
Order: Ginkgoales
Family: Ginkgoaceae
Genus: Cheirophyllum
Species
  • C. speculare †

Cheirophyllum is an extinct genus that existed during the Permian.[1]

Location[edit]

In Brazil fossils of the species C. speculare were located in the outcrop Morro Papalé in the city of Mariana Pimentel. They are in the geopark Paleorrota in Rio Bonito Formation and date from Sakmarian age in the Permian period.

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