Gangamopteris

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Gangamopteris
Temporal range: Carboniferous- Permian 359.2–251Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Tracheophyta
Class: Gymnospermopsida
Order: Glossopteridales
Genus: Gangamopteris
McCoy, 1847
Species
  • G. angustifolia
  • G. obovata
  • G. sulriograndensis

Gangamopteris is a genus of Carboniferous-Permian,[1] very similar to Glossopteris.[2] Previously, it was classified as fern with reproduction by seed. The genus is usually only applied to leaves, making it an form taxon.[verification needed] Gangamopteris dominates some coal deposits, such as those of the Beacon Supergroup.[3]

In Paleorrota geopark in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, were found Gangamopteris obovata. Were located on the Mina Morro do Papaléo in Mariana Pimentel and Quitéria in Pantano Grande. Dating from the Permian and were in the Rio Bonito Formation.[4] In the town of Cachoeira do Sul, met Gangamopteris sulriograndensis were discovered.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teichert, C. (November 1, 1942). "Gangamopteris in the marine Permian of Western Australia". Geological Magazine 79 (6): 321–327. doi:10.1017/S0016756800074811. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  2. ^ Surange, K.R. (1956). "Generic Status of Glossopteris, Gangamopteris and Palaeovittaria". Nature 178 (4527): 270–271. Bibcode:1956Natur.178..270S. doi:10.1038/178270a0. 
  3. ^ Gevers, T.W.; Frakes, L.A.; Edwards, L.N.; Marzolf, J.E. (1971). "Trace Fossils in the Lower Beacon Sediments (Devonian), Darwin Mountains, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica". Journal of Paleontology 45 (1): 81–94. JSTOR 1302754. 
  4. ^ HERBIVORIA EM FLORAS GONDUÂNICAS DO NEOPALEÓZOICO DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL.
  5. ^ MUSEUS & FOSSEIS DA REGIÃO SUL DO BRASIL. Authors : Paulo César Manzig e Luiz Carlos Weinschütz. Comments: Book written in Portuguese and English..
  6. ^ NOVA ESPÉCIE DO GÊNERO GANGAMOPTERIS NO PERMIANO INFERIOR DA BACIA DO PARANÁ, RS, BRASIL