Ginkgoites

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Ginkgoites
Temporal range: Late Triassic to Late Cretaceous, 225–74.8 Ma
Gingkoites huttoni.JPG
fossil leaves identified as Gingkoites
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Ginkgophyta
Class: Ginkgoopsida
Order: Ginkgoales
Family: Ginkgoaceae
Genus: Ginkgoites
Species
  • G. huttoni
  • G. acosmia
  • G. antartica
  • G. australis
  • G. myrioneurus
  • G. pluripartita
  • G. obrutschewii
  • G. tigrensis
  • G. troedssonii

Ginkgoites 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".[1]

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