Asterophyllites Brongniart 1828 (fern)

Polypodiopsida - Equisetales - Equisetidae

Invalid subtaxa: Casuarinites Schlotheim 1820 [replaced name], Schlotheimia Sternberg 1822

Full reference: A. T. Brongniart. 1828. Prodrome d'une histoire des végétaux fossiles.

Parent taxon: Calamitaceae according to D. L. Dilcher et al. 2005

See also Andrews 1970 and Lakhanpal et al. 1976

Sister taxa: Arthrodendron, Arthropityostachys, Arthropitys, Asterophyllostachys, Asthenomyelon, Calamitea, Calamites, Calamitina, Calamitomyelon, Calamocarpon, Calamocladus, Calamodendrea, Calamodendrofloyos, Calamodendron, Calamodendrophyllum, Calamodendroxylon, Calamophloios, Calamostachys, Coleophyllites, Haplocalamus, Metacalamostachys, Myelocalamites, Nematophyllites, Neocalamites, Pinnularia, Protocalamites, Pseudobornia, Zimmermannioxylon

Subtaxa: Asterophyllites charaeformis Asterophyllites radiatus Schlotheimia arborescens

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Type: Asterophyllites radiatus


• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Permian of China (5), the Czech Republic (2), France (4), Germany (14), Italy (1), North Korea (2), Portugal (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Arizona), Venezuela (1)

• Rotliegendes of United States (1: New Mexico)

• Virgilian of United States (1: New Mexico)

• Atokan of United States (1: Indiana)

• Westphalian of Canada (2: Nova Scotia), United States (2: Alabama, Illinois)

• Pennsylvanian of Portugal (2), United States (13: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico)

• Carboniferous to Permian of Morocco (1)

• Carboniferous of Canada (7: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia), Germany (2), Portugal (1), Spain (2), Turkey (2), United States (33: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)

• Mississippian of Canada (1: New Brunswick), India (1), United States (3: Illinois, Utah, West Virginia)

Total: 109 collections including 167 occurrences

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