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Temporal range: 299–199 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Ginkgophyta
Class: Ginkgoopsida
Order: Ginkgoales
Family: Ginkgoaceae
Genus: Chiropteris
  • C. digitata Kurr. 1858 (Type species)
  • C. copiapensis Solms, 1899
  • C. zeilleri Seward, 1903
  • C. barrealensis Frenguelli, 1942
  • C. reniformis Kawasaki, 1925
  • C. harrisii Archangelsky, 1960

Chiropteris is an extinct genus that existed from Permian to Triassic. [1]


In Brazil, fossil of genus Chiropteris, was located on outcrop in the municipalities of São Jerônimo and Mariana Pimentel. They are in the geopark Paleorrota in Rio Bonito Formation and date from Sakmarian in Permian.