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Temporal range: Early-Middle Jurassic, 200–170 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Ginkgophyta?
Class: Ginkgoopsida?
Order: Ginkgoales?
Family: Schmeissneriaceae
Genus: Schmeissneria
Kirchner & Van Konijnenburg-Van Cittert, 1994
  • S. microstachys (Presl, 1838) (type)
  • S. sinensis Wang, 2007

Schmeissneria is a possible early plant recorded from the Lower Jurassic of Europe and the Middle Jurassic of China,[1] traditionally included in the Ginkgophyta.[2]


  1. ^ Xin Wing; Shuying Duan; Baoyin Geng; Jinzhong Cui; Yong Yang (2007). "Schmeissneria: A missing link to angiosperms?". BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 14. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-14. PMC 1805421. PMID 17284326. 
  2. ^ Zhi-Yan Zhou (2009). "An overview of fossil Ginkgoales". Palaeoworld 18 (1): 1–22. doi:10.1016/j.palwor.2009.01.001.