Temporal range: 270–0 Ma Permian–recent
|Jurassic Ginkgo leaves|
Ginkgoales is a plant order containing only one extant species: Ginkgo biloba, the ginkgo tree. 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.
Gallery of Ginkgo fossils
Ginkgo biloba Eocene fossil leaf from the Tranquille Shale of MacAbee, British Columbia, Canada
Fossil of Ginkgo huttoni. Photo taken at Naturalis Museum in Leyden, Netherlands.
Fossil of Ginkgoites huttoni
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