Lyginopteris Potonie 1897

Sphenopteridae - Sphenopteridae

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

See also Andrews 1970

Sister taxa: Aranetzia, Charnelia, Cheilanthites, Dendraena, Dicranopteris, Diplopteridium, Edraxylon, Gulpenia, Heteropteris, Kaloxylon, Macrosphenopteris, Neurosphenopteris, Ovopteridium, Ovopteris, Palamophyllum, Pseudobaiera, Pseudosphenopteris, Rhodeites, Saropteris, Spathulopteris, Sphenopteris, Sturia, Tetrameridium, Urnatopteris, Volkelia

Subtaxa: Lyginopteris hoeninghausi Lyginopteris oldhamia

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Type: Dadoxylon oldhamium

Ecology: stationary C3 autotroph


• Pennsylvanian of United States (1: Georgia collection)

• Westphalian of United States (1: Alabama)

• Namurian of the Czech Republic (1)

• Carboniferous of Belgium (1), Germany (2), the Netherlands (2), Turkey (3), the United Kingdom (6), United States (15: Alabama)

• Mississippian of United States (3: West Virginia)

Total: 35 collections including 50 occurrences

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