†family Aeschnidiidae Handlirsch 1906 (small darner)

Insecta - Odonata - Aeschnidiidae

Alternative spelling: Aeschnidiinae

Synonym: Sonidae Pritykina 1986

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: Neoanisoptera according to G. Bechly 2007

See also Bechly 1998, Bechly 2000, Carle and Wighton 1990, Carpenter 1992, Pritykina 1986, Sturm and Mendes 1998, Tillyard 1918 and Zhang 1999

Sister taxon: Anisoptera

Subtaxa: Aegyptidium Aeschnidiella Aeschnidiopsis Aeschnidium Angloaeschnidium Bergeriaeschnidia Brunetaeschnidium Brunneaeschnidia Cooperaeschnidium Coramaeschnidium Delclosaeschidium Diastatopaeschnidium Dracontaeschnidium Gigantoaeschnidium Hebeiaeschnidia Iberoaeschnidium Jarzembowskiaeschnidium Kesseleraeschnidium Kimmeridgebrachypteraeschnidium Leptaeschnidium Libellula abscissa Linaeschnidium Lithoaeschnidium Lleidoaeschnidium Malmaeschnidium Misofaeschnidium Nannoaeschnidium Neimengogomphus Neimengogomphus dongwugaiensis Pseudosamarura Pseudosamarura largina Rossaeschnidium Santanoptera Sinaeschnidia Sinostenophlebia Solnhofenia Sona Stylaeschnidium Tauropteryx Urogomphus Wightonia Yixiangomphus Yixiangomphus labius

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Type: Aeschnidium

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Kazakhstan (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Australia (3), Brazil (6), China (19), Egypt (1), the Russian Federation (3), Spain (5), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (13)

• Jurassic of Germany (18), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 71 collections including 99 occurrences

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