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The oldest fossil referred to the family Araucariaceae with reasonable assurance
is Araucarites delafondii from the Permian of France. It consists only of triangular
cone scales that had separated from the cone axis, with each scale bearing a ...
Other known fossil representatives of these genera occurred through- podocarps
out Cretaceous and Tertiary times in Argentina, Chile, South Africa, India,
Australia, and Tasmania. Phyllo- cladus asplenioides, found in Eocene deposits
Evidence derived by neontologists from Recent species, based on mouthfield
and mouthpart structure, gill number and position, and internal morphology,
conflicts with evidence on fossil forms, based mostly on carapace morphology, ...
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