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Temporal range: Upper Carboniferous–Triassic
Scientific classification e
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Oomycetes
Order: incertae sedis
Genus: Combresomyces
Dotzler, M. Krings, Agerer, Galtier & T.N. Taylor, 2008
  • C. cornifer Dotzler, M. Krings, Agerer, Galtier & T.N. Taylor, 2008
  • C. williamsonii Strullu-Derrien et al., 2011

Combresomyces is a genus of hyphal, parasitic oomycete known from the fossil record; it infects organisms such as the seed fern Lyginopteris .[1]


  1. ^ Strullu-Derrien, C.; Kenrick, P.; Rioult, J. P.; Strullu, D. G. (2010). "Evidence of parasitic Oomycetes (Peronosporomycetes) infecting the stem cortex of the Carboniferous seed fern Lyginopteris oldhamia". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 278: 675. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1603. PMC 3030852. PMID 20843846.

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