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Temporal range: 359.2–199 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Coniferophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Cordaitales
Family: Cordaitaceae
Genus: Cordaicarpus
Geinitz (1862)
  • C. acuminatus
  • C. brasilianus
  • C. cerronegrensisi
  • C. chicariensis
  • C. emarginatus
  • C. fanatinensis
  • C. irapuensis
  • C. mucronatus
  • C. ovatus
  • C. prolatus
  • C. rocha-camposii
  • C. truncata
  • C. zeillerii

Cordaicarpus is a genus named by Geinitz (1862), but was redefined by Seward (1917) to avoid confusion with other genus, and establishing that gender refers only seeds. Seward defined the differences between Cordaicarpus and Samaropsis.[1]


In Brazil fossil species C. brasilianus, C. fanatinensis and C. truncata, are located in outcrop Morro Papaléo in the city of Mariana Pimentel. The species C. cerronegrensisi was located on outcrop Mina Faxinal in the city of Arroio dos Ratos. They are in the geopark Paleorrota in Rio Bonito Formation and date from Sakmarian at Permian.