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Temporal range: 270–0 Ma
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Jurassic Ginkgo leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Ginkgophyta
Class: Ginkgoopsida
Order: Ginkgoales

Ginkgoales is a plant order containing only one extant species: Ginkgo biloba, the ginkgo tree.[1] It is monotypic, (the only taxon) within the class Ginkgoopsida, which itself is monotypic within the division Ginkgophyta. The order includes five families, of which only Ginkgoaceae remains extant.[citation needed]

Gallery of Ginkgo fossils[edit]


  1. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M., J. L. Reveal, A. Farjon, M. F. Gardner, R. R. Mill, and M. W. Chase (2011). A new classification and linear sequence of extant gymnosperms. Phytotaxa 19:55–70.