Temporal range: Late Triassic to Late Cretaceous, 225–74.8 Ma
|fossil leaves identified as Gingkoites|
Ginkgoites is a genus that refers to extinct plants belonging to Ginkgoaceae. Fossils of these plants have been found around the globe during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The name was created as a form genus in 1919 by Albert Seward who stated: "I ... propose to employ the name Ginkgoites for leaves that it is believed belong either to plants generically identical with Ginkgo or to very closely allied types".
Location of palaeontological sites
- Albert Charles Seward (1919), Fossil plants: for students of botany and geology, 4, Cambridge University Press, p. 10, doi:10.5962/bhl.title.54901
- Passo das Tropas, Santa Maria, RS. Marco bioestratigráfico triássico na evolução paleoflorística do Gondwana na Bacia do Paraná