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New megapodagrionid damselflies (Odonata, Zygoptera) from the Paleogene of Europe

Julian F. Petrulevicius, Torsten Wappler, Sonja Wedmann, Jes Rust and Andre Nel
New megapodagrionid damselflies (Odonata, Zygoptera) from the Paleogene of Europe
Journal of Paleontology (November 2008) 82 (6): 1173-1181


Three fossil taxa of megapodagrionid damselflies are described and figured from the Paleogene localities in Europe on the basis of isolated wings. Eckfeldia superstes (Wappler, 2003) gen. nov. is described from the laminated mudstones of middle Eocene age from Eckfeld Maar, Germany. Furagrion jutlandicus (Henriksen, 1922) gen. nov. is recorded from the laminated claystones of lowermost Eocene age from the Olst and Fur-Formation, Denmark, and an undetermined megapodagrionid damselfly is recognized from middle Eocene strata. Taphonomy and color preservation in the fossils are briefly considered. Characters used for phylogenetic analyses in extant and fossil Megapodagrionidae are discussed. The biogeographic and paleoecological implications of the new European fossils are briefly discussed.

ISSN: 0022-3360
EISSN: 1937-2337
Serial Title: Journal of Paleontology
Serial Volume: 82
Serial Issue: 6
Title: New megapodagrionid damselflies (Odonata, Zygoptera) from the Paleogene of Europe
Affiliation: Museo de La Plata, Departamento Cientifico Paleozoologia Invertebrados, La Plata, Argentina
Pages: 1173-1181
Published: 200811
Text Language: English
Publisher: Paleontological Society, Lawrence, KS, United States
References: 73
Accession Number: 2009-008664
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Includes appendix
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, sketch map
N49°55'60" - N49°55'60", E08°43'60" - E08°43'60"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Bonn, DEU, Federal Republic of GermanyForschungsinstitut Senckenberg, DEU, Federal Republic of GermanyMuseum National d'Histoire Naturelle, FRA, France
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, The Paleontological Society. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 200905
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