The PEDIGREE of
Division Pteridophyta (Ferns & Horsetails)

     aka Infraphylum Monilophyta, Polypodiophyta, Filicophyta

 "Child(ren)":       Class Polypodiopsida (Leptosporangiate ferns)   ;   Psilotales (whisk ferns : adders'-tongues) & Ophioglossales (grapeferns : moonworts : etc.)   ;   Marattiopsida (Christensenia etc.)   ;   Equisetopsida (horsetails)   ;   Cladoxylopsida (extinct ancestor of ferns & horsetails)   ;   other extinct phyla   ;   12000 extant species altogether
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/-- Class Actinobacteridae   +====> [ 48]
/-- (NN), a thermophilic Bacterium
/   | OR: (NN), a very special Archaeote   +====> [ 52]
/-- (NN), a Nucleated Cell
/  \-- (NN), a Cell Nucleus   +====> [ 52]
/-- Domain of Eukaryotes
/  \-- Pre-Mitochondrion Bacteria   +====> [ 50]
/-- Subdomain Bikonta
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Superempire Corticata
/-- Empire of Archaeplastida
| OR: Kingdom of Archaeplastida (Eight Kingdom Model)   +====> [ 45]
/-- Glycobacteria (Traditional Model)   +====> [ 44]
/   | OR: Subkingdom Terrabacteria   +====> [ 45]
/-- Phylum of Cyanobacteria
/  \-- Chloroplastid
/-- Superkingdom of Metabionta
/-- Kingdom of Viridiplantae (Green Plants)
/-- Subkingdom of Streptophyta (Land plants)
/-- Branch of Stomatophytes  (475 M BC)
/-- Clade of Stomatophytes and Hornworts
/-- Interkingdom Polysporangiophytes
/-- Infrakingdom of Tracheophytes (Vascular Plants)
/-- Subphylum Euphyllophytina (Ferns & Seed Plants)
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- Division Pteridophyta (Ferns & Horsetails)
 

 
  ``2-Great Grandchildren:''       Genus Cyathea (Tree ferns)   ;   Family Didymochlaenaceae
 
  (poss.) ``5-Great Grandchild:''       Norfolk tree fern
 

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