Meganeura monyi Brongniart 1884 (griffinfly)

Insecta - Meganisoptera - Meganeuridae

Alternative combination: Dictyoneura monyi

Synonyms: Meganeura aeroplana Handlirsch 1919, Meganeura brongniarti Handlirsch 1906, Meganeura brongniartiana Handlirsch 1919, Meganeura draco Handlirsch 1919, Meganeura fafnir Handlirsch 1906, Meganeurella rapax Handlirsch 1919

Full reference: C. Brongniart. 1884. Sur un gigantesque Neurorthoptère, provenant des terrains houillers de Commentry (Allier). Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences 98:832-833

Belongs to Meganeura according to C. Brauckmann and W. Zessin 1989

See also Brongniart 1884, Brongniart 1885, Brongniart 1894, Carpenter 1943, Handlirsch 1906, Handlirsch 1919, Handlirsch 1922 and Lameere 1917

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Meganeura monyi: MNHN.F.R51142, a wing (fragments). Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeura aeroplana: MNHN.F.R53004, a wing. Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeura brongniarti: MNHN.F.R51125, an exoskeleton (two wings and thorax). Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeura brongniartiana: MNHN.F.R53003, a wing. Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeura draco: MNHN.F.R53002, a wing. Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeura fafnir: MNHN.F.R51140, a wing (wing fragment). Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeurella rapax: MNHN.F.R52938, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN later coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll)

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