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Noun1.Davalliaceae - one of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems
fern family - families of ferns and fern allies
genus Davallia - Old World tropical fern; in some classification systems placed directly in family Polypodiaceae
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Two previously unreported families include Davalliaceae and Dicksoniaceae, and three previously unreported genera include Davallia (Davalliaceae), Dicksonia (Dicksoniaceae), and Pyrrosia (Polypodiaceae).
Although no fern macrofossils have been seen in the Newvale leafbeds, spores include Cyatheaceae, Davalliaceae, Dicksoniaceae, Gleicheniaceae, Osmundaceae, Hymenophyllaceae, Polypodiaceae and Psilotaceae.
A majority of leptosporangiate diversity was encompassed by the apparently more highly derived species that Bower (1923-1928) included in the Polypodiaceae and Dicksoniaceae and that Copeland (1947) and more recent authors have recognized as a variable number of distinct families (Pteridaceae, Davalliaceae, Aspleniaceae, Aspidiaceae, Blechnaceae, Polypodiaceae, etc.