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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida /
 Pteridopsida (disputed)
Order: Polypodiales
(unranked): Eupolypods I
Family: Elaphoglossaceae
Pichi-Sermolli 1968

The Elaphoglossaceae is a family of ferns that includes a clade that has been previously distributed among other families or groups. For instance, Bolbitis was long considered to be in the Lomariopsidaceae. This classification is based on the 2007 work by Schuettpelz & Pryer.[1] A more recent treatment (Christenhusz et al., 2011)[2] includes this group as a subfamily of the Dryopteridaceae named Elaphoglossoideae (Pic.Serm.) Crabbe, Jermy & Mickel 1975.


  1. ^ Schuettpelz & Pryer, 2007 Schuettpelz, Eric & Kathleen Pryer. "Fern phylogeny inferred from 400 leptosporangiate species and three plastid genes." Taxon 56(4): 1037-1050. (2007)
  2. ^ Christenhusz et al., 2011 Maarten J. M. Christenhusz, Xian-Chun Zhang & Herald Scheider: "A linear sequence of extant families and genera of lycophytes and ferns," Phytotaxa, 19: 7-54 (18 Feb. 2011)