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Temporal range: Carboniferous-Late Cretaceous
~300–66 Ma
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
(unranked): Gymnosperms
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Araucariaceae
Genus: Brachyphyllum
A. T. Brongniart 1828 [1]
  • B. castatum
  • B. castilhoi
  • B. punctatum
  • B. sattlerae[2]

Brachyphyllum (meaning "short leaf") is a form genus of fossil coniferous plant foliage. Plants of the genus have been variously assigned to several different conifer groups including Araucariaceae and Cheirolepidiaceae.[3] They are known from around the globe from the Late Carboniferous to the Late Cretaceous periods.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Brachyphyllum in the Paleobiology Database
  2. ^ a b Batista, Maria E. P.; Kunzmann, Lutz; Sá, Artur A.; Saraiva, Antônio Á. F.; Loiola, Maria I. B. (2020). "A New Species of Brachyphyllum from the Crato Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Araripe Basin, Brazil". Ameghiniana. 57 (6). doi:10.5710/AMGH.23.06.2020.3333. S2CID 226545919.
  3. ^ Taylor, Edith L.; Taylor, Thomas N.; Krings, Michael (2009). Paleobotany: The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants. Academic Press. pp. 833–834, 844–845, 848. ISBN 9780080557830.
  4. ^ "Serviço Geológico do Brasil" (PDF). Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  5. ^ Monje et al., 2016, p.38