Osmunda claytoniites

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Osmunda claytoniites
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida /
 Pteridopsida (disputed)
Order: Osmundales
Family: Osmundaceae
Genus: Osmunda
Section: Claytosmunda
Species: Osmunda claytoniites
Binomial name
Osmunda claytoniites

Osmunda claytoniites is an extinct fern in the genus Osmunda, very similar to the extant fern Osmunda claytoniana. It has been found in the Upper Triassic of Antarctica.[1]


  1. ^ Thomas N. Taylor, Edith L. Taylor, Michael Krings: Paleobotany. The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants . Second Edition, Academic Press 2009, ISBN 978-0-12-373972-8 , p. 437-443