Glossopteris

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Etymology[edit]

From French Glossopteris, from Ancient Greek γλῶσσα (glôssa, tongue) + πτερίς (pterís, fern).

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Glossopteris f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Glossopteridaceae – extinct ferns found in fossils.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 129:
      We can put a Permian (about 275 million years) age on many of the Glossopteris fossils, and we know them well from Australia.