Family Calopterygidae Selys 1815 (broad-winged damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Calopterygidae

Parent taxon: Calopterygoidea according to G. Bechly 2007

See also Carpenter 1992, Cockerell 1921 and Lin et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Chlorocyphidae, Eocalopteryx, Epallagites, Hypolestidae, Polythoridae, Protothore

Subtaxa: Calopteryx Sapho Sinocalopteryx Umma

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Type: Calopteryx

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Japan (1 collection)

• Miocene of France (1), Italy (1)

• Oligocene of France (4), Germany (1)

• Eocene of China (1), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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