†family Polypodiaceae Berchtold and Presl (ferns)

Pteridopsida - Polypodiaceae

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

See also Hickey 1977

Sister taxa: Achradosporis, Apiculatasporites, Apiculatisporites, Baculatisporites, Cicatricososporites, Cingulatisporites, Clavatisporites, Clavatriletes, Cyathidites, Cyclosorus, Deltoidospora, Echinatisporis, Foveasporis, Granulatisporites, Grapnelispora, Interlobulites, Ischyosporites, Kirchheimerisporites, Laevigatosporites, Leiotriletes, Marattisporites, Matonisporites, Monolites, Osmundacidites, Peromonolites, Pteridacidites, Scabramonoletes, Todisporites, Triletes, Tuberculatosporites, Waltzispora, Lygodioisporites, Reticuloidosporites, Monachosoraceae, Hymenophyllopsidaceae, Nephrolepidaceae, Davalliaceae, Thelypteridaceae, Hymenophyllaceae, Marsileales, Ophioglossidae, Marattiidae, Trilites, Oleandraceae, Capsispora, Lophosoriaceae, Psilotidae, Grammitidaceae, Plagiogyriaceae, Cheiropleuriaceae, Crassoretitriletes, Polypodiaceoisporites, Lametatriletes, Magnastriatites, Lygodiidites, Ophioglossaceae, Kyrtomisporis, Marattiaceae, Lomariopsidaceae, Vittariaceae, Metaxyaceae, Concavissimisporites, Striatella, Osmundales, Onychiopsis, Salviniales, Schizaeales, Cladophlebis, Gleicheniales, Cyatheales, Polypodiidae, Tempskyaceae, Polypodiales

Subtaxa: Dryopterites Microsorum Platycerium Polypodiidites Verrucatosporites

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (43 collections), the Bahamas (1), the Congo-Kinshasa (2), Portugal (1), United States (1: Michigan)

• Pliocene of Panama (2)

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

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (3), Azerbaijan (1), New Zealand (1), the Russian Federation (1), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (2)

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1), Azerbaijan (1), Puerto Rico (12), the Russian Federation (2)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1), Cuba (1), France (1), Germany (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (38: Louisiana), Venezuela (50)

• Paleocene of Argentina (4), Venezuela (4)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Argentina (1)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (7), the Bahamas (4), Canada (1: Alberta), Germany (1), New Zealand (1), Romania (1), United States (4: North Dakota)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Canada (1: Nunavut)

Total: 201 collections including 209 occurrences

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