Family Gomphaeschnidae Tillyard and Fraser 1940 (true dragonfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Gomphaeschnidae

Parent taxon: Neoaeshnida according to G. Bechly 2007

See also Bechly et al. 2001, Wappler 2003 and Zhang et al. 2008

Sister taxon: Aeshnodea

Subtaxa: Cretalloaeschna Falsisophoaeschna Gomphaeschnaoidinae Gomphaeschninae Sophoaeschna

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Type: Gomphaeschna

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of France (1 collection), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), China (1), Croatia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (1), Germany (1), United States (1: Idaho)

• Oligocene of France (1), Kazakhstan (1)

• Eocene of Denmark (2), Germany (1), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (3), United States (1: Colorado)

• Paleocene of Canada (5: Alberta), United States (1: North Dakota)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (10), China (4), Mongolia (2), Myanmar (1), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 47 collections including 60 occurrences

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