Bateman, Richard M. Department of Geology, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
DiMichele, William A. Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
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An extinct order of the class Lycopsida which, together with Isoetales, forms the monophyletic rhizomorphaleans, the most derived and diverse group of clubmosses. The lepidodendraleans are best known as the scale trees that dominate most reconstructions of Upper Carboniferous swamps, where they were the main constituent of many coal-forming peats.
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