†order Cordaitales Scott 1909

Cordaitales

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

See also Hilton and Edwards 1999 and Taylor et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Aculeisporites, Alethopteridae, Archelytron, Archelytron priscus, Asterotheca, Biliphyta, Blatta hyperborea, Bullasporis, Calamitaceae, Camerosporites, Carpolithes, Chrysomelites lindhageni, Chrysomelites thulensis, Confertisulcites, Ctenostematopteryx minor, Curculionites costulatus, Curculionites thoracicus, Cyclogranisporites, Cymodoceites, Cyperites, Dictyopteris, Donacia parvula, Donacia smithiana, Dutoitia, Elytridium, Elytridium deplanatum, Embryophyta, Euphemerites, Euphemerites affinis, Euphemerites gigas, Euphemerites simplex, Feistmantelia, Flabellofolium, Flemingites, Holcospermum, Howisonia, Hydrobius nauckhoffi, Hymenozonotriletes, Klausipollenites, Knorria, Knoxisporites, Krauselisporites, Laccophilus parvulus, Lapposisporites, Lepidodendraceae, Lonchopteris, Loperia, Lycopodiophyta, Lycopodophyta, Metaleiofusa, Myeloxylon, Neuropteridae, Pachytesta, Pecopteris, Phytoptus antiquus, Polysporangiophyta, Pythonidium, Pythonidium metallicum, Rhabdotarachnoides, Rhabdotarachnoides simoni, Scythiana, Sigillariaceae, Silpha deplanata, Spermatophyta, Sphenopteridae, Stigmaria, Sulcati, Sulcatisporites, Thomsonisporites, Tracheophyta, Trigonocarpus, Trilobozonosporites, Viridiplantae, Wardia, Whittleseya, Yuknessia

Subtaxa: Cordaitaceae

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Distribution:

• Triassic of France (1 collection)

• Permian of Australia (1), Niger (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (2: Texas, West Virginia)

• Desmoinesian of United States (1: Missouri)

• Pennsylvanian of United States (1: Illinois)

• Westphalian of United States (1: Alabama)

• Carboniferous of United States (9: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Utah)

Total: 18 collections including 20 occurrences

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