†family Cheirolepidiaceae Turutanova-Ketova 1963 (conifer)

Pinopsida - Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae

Parent taxon: Coniferales according to M. Barbacka et al. 2007

See also Meyen 1984, Taylor et al. 2008 and Upchurch et al. 1994

Sister taxa: Araucariaceae, Buriadiaceae, Cephalotaxaceae, Cupressaceae, Cycadocarpidiaceae, Glenrosa, Hoegisporis, Lebachiaceae, Palissyaceae, Pinaceae, Pinuspollenites, Podocarpaceae, Sciadopityaceae, Taxaceae, Taxodiaceae, Brachyphyllum, Glyptolepis, Desmiophyllum, Geinitzia, Callialasporites, Abietites, Pararaucariaceae, Palaeopiceoxylon

Subtaxa: Brachyoxylon Classopollis Cupressinocladus Dicheiropollis Frenelopsis Hirmeriella Pararaucaria Pseudofrenelopsis Watsoniocladus

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Distribution:

• Paleocene of Argentina (28 collections), China (1)

• Cretaceous to Neogene of China (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Argentina (3)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (8), Argentina (20), Australia (33), Austria (1), the Bahamas (6), Brazil (210), Cameroon (1), Chile (2), China (3), Colombia (24), Cote D'Ivoire (3), Denmark (1), Egypt (100), France (4), Ghana (17), Israel (25), Italy (1), Jordan (4), Libya (1), Madagascar (1), Morocco (1), Nigeria (31), Peru (5), Portugal (4), Senegal (4), South Korea (1), South Sudan (17), Spain (3), Sudan (37), the United Kingdom (4), United States (9: Arkansas, Texas, Utah, Virginia)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Egypt (1), Malaysia (1)

• Jurassic of Argentina (7), China (25), Egypt (8), France (15), Germany (1), Iran (1), Israel (4), Japan (4), Kazakhstan (1), Malaysia (1), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), Poland (3), Portugal (2), Romania (3), the Russian Federation (2), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (7)

• Triassic to Jurassic of France (2), the United Kingdom (2)

• Triassic of China (2), Hungary (1), Israel (1), Italy (1), Luxembourg (1), the Netherlands (1), Poland (2), Tajikistan (1)

• Permian of Tanzania (1)

Total: 719 collections including 923 occurrences

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