Heterothemis brodiei Brodie 1845

Insecta - Odonata - Liassogomphidae

Alternative combinations: Aeschna (Gomphus) brodiei, Aeschna brodiei, Gomphites brodiei, Gomphoides brodiei, Gomphus brodiei, Liassogomphus brodiei, Libellula brodiei

Synonyms: Gomphites (Palaeogomphus) paeneparallelus Bode 1953, Gomphites (Palaeogomphus) propinquus Bode 1905, Heterophlebia propinqua Bode 1905, Heterothemis germanica Handlirsch 1906, Palaeogomphus propinquus Bode 1905

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 Heterothemis according to J. Ansorge 2004

See also Ansorge 2003, Bode 1905, Bode 1953, Brodie 1845, Buckman 1843, Cowley 1934, Cowley 1942, De Selys-Longchamps 1850, Etter and Kuhn 2000, Hagen 1848, Hagen 1850, Handlirsch 1906, Handlirsch 1939, Nel et al. 1993 and Tillyard 1925

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Heterothemis brodiei: BMNH I 3552, a hindwing (complete left hindwing). Its type locality is Alderton Hill Quarry (Brodie collection), which is in a Toarcian marine limestone in the United Kingdom.
  • Gomphites (Palaeogomphus) paeneparallelus:
  • Heterophlebia propinqua: Its type locality is Beienrode, which is in a Toarcian offshore mudstone in the Posidonia Shale Formation of Germany.
  • Heterothemis germanica: Its type locality is Dobbertin, Mecklenburg (Greifswald collection), which is in a Toarcian offshore claystone in Germany.


• Jurassic of Germany (4 collections), Luxembourg (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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