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Temporal range: Permian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridospermatophyta
Order: Glossopteridales
Plumstead 1956

Glossopteridales is an extinct order of plants belonging to Pteridospermatophyta, or seed ferns, also known as Arberiales and Ottokariales. They arose at the beginning of the Permian (298.9 million years ago) on the southern continent of Gondwana, but became extinct before the end of the Permian period (252.17 million years ago). The best known genus is Glossopteris. Other examples are Glossotheca and Vertebraria


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