†family Meganeuridae Handlirsch 1906 (griffinfly)

Insecta - Meganisoptera - Meganeuridae

Synonym: Typidae Handlirsch 1919

Full reference: A. Handlirsch. 1906. Die Fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der Rezenten Formen, parts I-IV. Ein Handbuch fur Palaontologen und Zoologen 1-640

Parent taxon: Meganisoptera according to A. Nel et al. 2009

See also Brauckmann and Zessin 1989, Carpenter 1933, Carpenter 1947, Carpenter 1960, Carpenter 1992, Engel 1998, Handlirsch 1906, Handlirsch 1919, Handlirsch 1922, Martynov 1932, Martynov 1937, Martynov 1940, Prokop and Nel 2010, Whalley 1980, Zalessky 1950, Zessin 1983 and Zhang and Hong 2006

Sister taxa: Alanympha, Aulertupidae, Dragonympha, Kohlwaldiidae, Namurotypidae, Paralogidae, Paralogopsis, Palaeotherates, Typoides, Asapheneura, Schlechtendaliola

Subtaxa: Carpentertypinae Gallotupus Meganeurinae Oligotypinae Piesbergtupinae Shenzhousia Stephanotypinae Tupinae

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Permian of China (1 collection), the Czech Republic (1), France (9), Germany (1), the Russian Federation (4), United States (12: Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Nova Scotia), China (3), the Czech Republic (1), France (3), Germany (2), the United Kingdom (4), United States (3: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois)

Total: 45 collections including 80 occurrences

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