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Temporal range: Middle Devonian–Late Devonian
Archaeopteris reconstruction.jpg
Reconstruction of the extinct progymnosperm plant Archaeopteris macilenta based on fossils from the Catskill Mountains of New York.
Scientific classification e
Division: Tracheophyta
Class: Progymnospermopsida
Order: Archaeopteridales

The Archaeopteridales are an extinct order of plants belonging to Progymnospermae, and dominant forest trees of the Late Devonian. They reproduced with spores rather than seeds.[1]


  1. ^ Taylor, Edith L.; Taylor, Thomas N.; Krings, Michael (2009). Paleobotany: The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants. Academic Press. pp. 271–74. ISBN 9780080557830.