Schmeissneria

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Schmeissneria
Temporal range: Early-Middle Jurassic, 200–170Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Ginkgophyta?
Class: Ginkgoopsida?
Order: Ginkgoales?
Family: Schmeissneriaceae
Genus: Schmeissneria
Kirchner & Van Konijnenburg-Van Cittert, 1994
Species
  • S. microstachys (Presl, 1838) (type)
  • S. sinensis Wang, 2007

Schmeissneria is a possible early angiosperm recorded from the Lower Jurassic of Europe and the Middle Jurassic of China,[1] traditionally included in the Ginkgophyta.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xin Wing; Shuying Duan, Baoyin Geng, Jinzhong Cui and Yong Yang (2007). "Schmeissneria: A missing link to angiosperms?". BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 14. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-14. PMC 1805421. PMID 17284326. 
  2. ^ Zhi-Yan Zhou (2009). "An overview of fossil Ginkgoales". Palaeoworld 18 (1): 1–22. doi:10.1016/j.palwor.2009.01.001.