Leptolepidites Couper 1953 (ferns)

Lycopsida

Parent taxon: Lycopsida according to Couper 1953

Sister taxa: Foveotriletes, Isoetaceae, Isoetales, Kraeuselisporites, Lycopodiaceae, Lycopodiales, Lycospora, Planisporites, Reticulisporites, Selaginellaceae, Selaginellales, Styxisporites, Uvaesporites, Zebrasporites

Subtaxa: Leptolepidites crassibalteus Leptolepidites densus Leptolepidites equatibosus Leptolepidites irregularis Leptolepidites macroverrucatus Leptolepidites macroverrucosus Leptolepidites major Leptolepidites psarosus Leptolepidites rimatus Leptolepidites tumulosus Leptolepidites verrucatus

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Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (2 collections)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Argentina (1)

• Paleocene of China (1)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (6), Argentina (12), Australia (3), Brazil (61), China (2), Colombia (11), Egypt (18), Israel (1), Libya (1), Morocco (1), Peru (1), Portugal (2), South Sudan (1), Sudan (23), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Egypt (1)

• Jurassic of France (2), Morocco (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1)

• Triassic of Norway (9)

Total: 163 collections including 176 occurrences

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