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Temporal range: Permian to Cretaceous[citation needed]
Cladophlebis nebbensis - National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo - DSC07005.JPG
Cladophlebis nebbensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Filicopsida
Order: Filicales
Genus: Cladophlebis
Brongniart (1849)

Cladophlebis is an extinct genus of fern which grew during the late Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras (299 to 66 million years ago). It was a common plant during that time in both the northern and southern hemispheres, and belonged to the order of plants called Filicales.

There were many species of Cladophlebis, including: C. akhtashensis, C. arctica, C. browniana, C. denticulata, C. dunberi, C. haiburnensis, C. heterophylla, C. hirta, C. impressa, C. kurtzi, C. lobifolia, C. nebbensis, C. patagonica, C. phlebopteris, C. porsildi, C. readi, C. remota, C. roessertii, C. septentrionalis, C. simplicima, C. spectabilis, C. tenuis, C. wyomingensis, and C. yanschinii.


  • McLoughlin, S., Drinnan, A.N., and Rozefelds, A.C. (1995). "A Cenomanian Flora from the Winton Formation, Eromanga Basin, Queensland, Australia". Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 38(1): 273-313

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