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Temporal range: Late Silurian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Embryophyta
Subdivision: Lycophytina ?
Genus: Lycopodolica
T.A. Ishchenko[1][2]
  • L. tsegelnjucki T.A. Ishchenko[1][2]

Lycopodolica is a genus of extinct plants of the Late Silurian (Přídolí, around 430 to 420 million years ago). Fossils were found in the Rashkov Beds in Podolia in modern Ukraine. Plants there are preserved as compressions without internal detail. Lycopodolica had stems (axes) which appear to have branched and which are covered with lax, hair- or thread-like outgrowths.[3] Considered to be a lycophyte, Lycopodolica differs from Baragwanathia in the nature of its outgrowths or enations.[4]


  1. ^ a b Ishchenko, T.A. (1969), "The Cooksonian paleoflora in the Skal'skii Horizon of Podoleia and its stratigraphical significance", Palaontol. Z. (in Russian) 29: 101–109 , cited in Raymond, Gensel & Stein 2006, where his surname is transcribed as "Istchenko"
  2. ^ a b Ishchenko, T.A. (1975), Pozdnesiluriĭskaia flora Podolii (The Late Silurian flora of Podolia) (in Russian), Kiev: Naukova Dumka, OCLC 13126782 , cited in Edwards & Rogerson 1979
  3. ^ Edwards, D. & Rogerson, E.C.W. (1979), "New Records of Fertile Rhyniophytina from the Late Silurian of Wales", Geological Magazine 116 (2): 93–98, doi:10.1017/S0016756800042503 
  4. ^ Raymond, A.; Gensel, P. & Stein, W.E. (2006), "Phytogeography of Late Silurian macrofloras", Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 142 (3-4): 165–192, doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2006.02.005