†family Blechnaceae Copeland (fern)

Polypodiopsida - Blechnaceae

Parent taxon: Polypodiopsida according to V. S. Perez Loinaze et al. 2023

See also I 2016, Jud 2011, Mabberley 2000 and McIver and Basinger 1993

Sister taxa: Acrocarpus, Biretisporites, Cladophlebis, Dicksoniaceae, Equisetidae, Gleicheniaceae, Marattiidae, Marsileaceae, Osmundaceae, Polypodiaceae, Polypodiidae, Protopteris, Pseudosalvinia, Pterygopteris, Punctatosporites, Schizopteris, Tempskyaceae, Verrucosisporites

Subtaxa: Blechnoideae Leptolepidites Midlandia Peromonolites Stenochlaenoideae Woodwardioideae

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (2 collections), Australia (25), India (6)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Japan (1), South Atlantic (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (1), China (1), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (5), Australia (3)

• Oligocene of Argentina (2), Australia (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Argentina (4), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (1), Myanmar (18), United States (17: North Dakota, Washington, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (1), Argentina (4), Australia (6), Canada (6: Alberta, Saskatchewan), China (1), Colombia (4), United States (24: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

• Tertiary of Venezuela (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Antarctica (1), New Zealand (3), United States (1: Colorado)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (9), Argentina (19), Australia (3), Brazil (61), Canada (4: Alberta), China (2), Colombia (11), Egypt (18), France (1), Israel (1), Libya (1), Morocco (1), Peru (1), Portugal (2), the Russian Federation (1), South Sudan (1), Sudan (23), the United Kingdom (1), United States (25: Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, Wyoming)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Egypt (1), India (1), the Russian Federation (1)

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

• Triassic of the Netherlands (1), Norway (9)

Total: 348 collections including 370 occurrences

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