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Temporal range: Cretaceous to Paleogene
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Mesocyparis species
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Mesocyparis
McIver & Basinger, 1987

Mesocyparis borealis
Mesocyparis rosanovii
Mesocyparis umbonata

Mesocyparis is an extinct genus of uncertain placement within the family Cupressaceae.[2]


  1. ^ "†Mesocyparis McIver and Basinger 1987". Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ McIver, E. E., & Basinger, J. F. (1987). Mesocyparis borealis gen. et sp. nov.: fossil Cupressaceae from the early Tertiary of Saskatchewan, Canada. Canad. J. Bot. 65 (11): 2338-2351. Kodrul, T. M., Tekleva, M. V., & Krassilov, V. A. (2006). A New Conifer Species, Mesocyparis rosanovii sp. nov. (Cupressaceae, Coniferales), and Transberingian Floristic Connections. Paleontological Journal 40 (3): 328–338.