Arctotypus diluculum Whalley 1980 (griffinfly)

Insecta - Meganisoptera - Meganeuridae

Alternative combination: Tupus diluculum

Full reference: P. E. S. Whalley. 1980. Tupus diluculum sp. nov. (Protodonata), a giant dragonfly from the Upper Carboniferous of Britain. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Geology) 33:285-287

Belongs to Arctotypus according to A. Nel et al. 2009

See also Brauckmann and Zessin 1989 and Whalley 1980

Sister taxa: Arctotypus carbonicus, Arctotypus fortis, Arctotypus gallicus, Arctotypus giganteus, Arctotypus intermedius, Arctotypus merifonsensis, Arctotypus sinuatus, Arctotypus sylvaensis

Type specimen: BMNH In. 64553, a wing (incomplete wing). Its type locality is Bolsover Colliery, which is in a Westphalian A delta plain siliciclastic in the Deep Hard Formation of the United Kingdom.


Distribution: found only at Bolsover Colliery

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