Dictyoneura libelluloides Goldenberg 1854 (winged insect)

Insecta - Palaeodictyoptera - Dictyoneuridae

Handlirsch considered Dictyophlebia protogaea to be a nomen nudum, although Goldenberg does provide a description: "the longitudinal vein course is equivalent of the American genera Chauleodes and Corydalis, making the construction of the venation a strange transition from the Sialidae to the dragonflies." This is the species Goldenberg named Dictyoneura libelluloides in 1854, and D. protogaea does not appear to have been used as valid since 1900, making it a nomen oblitum (if not a nomen nudum).

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Alternative combinations: Lithomantis libelluloides, Titanophasma libelluloides

Synonym: Dictyophlebia protogaea Goldenberg 1852 [replaced name]

Full reference: F. Goldenberg. 1854. Die fossilen Insecten der Kohlenformation von Saarbr├╝cken. Palaeontographica 4:17-38

Belongs to Dictyoneura according to G. Waterlot 1934

See also Brongniart 1894, Clapham 2020, Goldenberg 1852, Goldenberg 1854, Goldenberg 1873, Guth├Ârl 1934, Handlirsch 1906, Handlirsch 1919, Handlirsch 1922, Scudder 1885 and von Schlechtendal 1913

Sister taxa: Dictyoneura higginsii, Dictyoneura kemperi, Dictyoneura nigra, Dictyoneura rugosa, Dictyophlebia

Type specimens:

  • Dictyoneura libelluloides: Naturhist. Ver. Bonn, 4, a wing. Its type locality is Gersweiler, which is in a Westphalian D terrestrial horizon in the Auerswald coal seam Formation of Germany.
  • Dictyophlebia protogaea: Its type locality is Gersweiler, which is in a Westphalian D terrestrial horizon in the Auerswald coal seam Formation of Germany.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Gersweiler

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