Ptilophyllum

Ptilophyllum is an extinct form genus of leaves belonging to the extinct seed plant order Bennettitales. The leaves, like other Bennettitales morphogenera are generally pinnate. Leaves possibly attributable to the genus are known from the Oligocene of Australia, which may be the last known representatives of the order.[1]

Ptilophyllum
Temporal range: Norian–Cenomanian Possible Oligocene record
Ptilophyllum grandifolium.JPG
Fossil of Ptilophyllum grandifolium
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Order: Bennettitales
Family: Williamsoniaceae
Genus: Ptilophyllum
Type species
Ptilophyllum acutifolium
Morris, 1840

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McLoughlin, Stephen; Carpenter, Raymond J.; Pott, Christian (2011). "Ptilophyllum muelleri (Ettingsh.) comb. nov. from the Oligocene of Australia: Last of the Bennettitales?". International Journal of Plant Sciences. 172 (4): 574–585. doi:10.1086/658920. ISSN 1058-5893.