Talk:Bennettitales

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Bennettitales v. cycadeoids[edit]

This article is not coherent in the use of these two terms. It starts with the phrase “Bennettitales (the cycadeoids)”, implying that the two terms are equivalent, but later suggests that the Bennettitales are subdivided into the cycadeoids and “relatives of Williamsonia”. I have removed the irritating circular reference (cycadeoid linked out to a stub that links back to Bennettitales), but this link should be reinstated if a separate article for cycadeoid is created. FredV (talk) 11:33, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Approximate time span[edit]

The article, following a source, says "first appeared in the Triassic period and became extinct in most areas toward the end of the Cretaceous". Thus they did not extend throughout the whole of the Triassic and Cretaceous, i.e. between 252 to 66 Mya according to current dates for these periods. Hence it's my view that the article is right to then say "i.e. they existed around 250 to 70 million years ago"; the rounding of the years to 10's shows that the range is approximate. It would be spuriously accurate to say "around 252 to 66". Peter coxhead (talk) 08:39, 8 May 2014 (UTC)