Aeschnidium antiquum Brodie 1845 (small darner)

Insecta - Odonata - Aeschnidiidae

Alternative combination: Libellula antiqua

Full reference: P. B. Brodie. 1845. A History of the Fossil Insects in the Secondary Rocks of England Accompanied by a Particular Account of the Strata in which they Occur, and of the Circumstances Connected with their Preservation 1-130

Belongs to Aeschnidium according to A. Nel and X. Martínez-Delclòs 1993

See also Brodie 1845, Hagen 1850 and Handlirsch 1906

Sister taxon: Aeschnidium bubas

Type specimen: BMNH I 3526, a hindwing. Its type locality is Dinton, Vale of Wardour, Middle Purbeck, which is in a Berriasian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal horizon in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution: found only at Dinton, Vale of Wardour, Middle Purbeck

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