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Protosphagnum nervatum
Temporal range: Permian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Sphagnopsida
Subclass: Sphagnidae
Order: Protosphagnales †
Family: Protosphagnaceae †
Genus: Protosphagnum †
Nejburg, 1960
Species: P. nervatum †
Binomial name
Protosphagnum nervatum
Nejburg, 1960 [1]

Protosphagnum nervatum is the only known species of order Protosphagnales. In many ways, it resembles the living moss genus Sphagnum, though its leaf cells are not as strongly dimorphic as in Sphagnum.[2]


  1. ^ Nejburg, M. F. (1960). "Leafy mosses from the Permian deposits of Angarida". Trudy geol. Inst. Leningr. 19: 1–104. 
  2. ^ Oostendorp, Cora (1987). The Bryophytes of the Palaeozoic and the Mesozoic. Bryophytum Bibliotheca. 34. ISBN 3-443-62006-X.