Protolindenia wittei Giebel 1860 (true dragonfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Protolindeniidae

Alternative combinations: Aeschna wittei, Petalura wittei

Full reference: C. Giebel. 1860. Eine neue Aeschna aus dem lithographischen Schiefer von Solenhofen. Zeitschrift für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaft 16:127-132

Belongs to Protolindenia according to A. Nel et al. 1998

See also Carpenter 1932, Deichmüller 1886, Giebel 1860, Hagen 1862 and Handlirsch 1906

Sister taxa: Protolindenia antiqua, Protolindenia viohli

Type specimen: JME SOS 2043, a hindwing. Its type locality is Solnhofen (Witte collection), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Germany (9 collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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