†family Ebenaceae Guerke 1891

Dicotyledonae - Theales - Dilleniidae

Parent taxon: Theales according to D.J. Mabberley 2000

See also MacGinitie 1941 and Taylor et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Aquifoliaceae, Caryocaraceae, Diapensiaceae, Lissocarpaceae, Marcgraviaceae, Medusagynaceae, Ochnaceae, Oncothecaceae, Paracryphiaceae, Parnassiaceae, Pellicieraceae, Pentaphylacaceae, Quiinaceae, Sarraceniaceae, Scytopetalaceae, Styracaceae, Tetrameristaceae, Theaceae

Subtaxa: Austrodiospyros Diospyros

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (9 collections), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Tanzania (1)

• Miocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Montana)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Uganda (1), United States (1: Nebraska)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Germany (1), United States (3: California, Montana, Nevada)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (3)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Australia (4), Japan (3), the United Kingdom (2), United States (2: California)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: British Columbia), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 37 collections including 40 occurrences

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