Mecynoptera Handlirsch 1904 (winged insect)

Insecta - Palaeodictyoptera

Full reference: A. Handlirsch. 1904. Les insectes houillers de la Belgique. Mémoires du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 3:1-20

Parent taxon: Palaeodictyoptera according to F. M. Carpenter 1992

See also Bolton 1921, Handlirsch 1904, Handlirsch 1906, Handlirsch 1919, Handlirsch 1922, Laurentiaux 1953 and Pruvost 1930

Sister taxa: Achaeoptilus, Aenigmatopsis, Althansia, Anagesthes, Anthracosta, Asiodictya, Bathytaptus, Bojoptera, Breyerioidea, Brongniartites, Brongniartula, Commentryites, Compsoneura, Delafondia, Diathemidae, Dictyoneurina, Diexodus, Dyscritus, Elmoboriidae, Eubleptidae, Eugereonoidea, Eumecoptera, Eurydictyella, Eurythmopteryx, Frankenholziina, Gegenemene, Haplophlebium, Heolidae, Heolus, Homoiopteridae, Homothetidae, Idoptilus, Kansasia, Kansasiidae, Mammia, Mecynopteridae, Mecynostomites, Megaptilidae, Mongolianidae, Monsteropterum, Neopalaeodictyoptera, Neosecoptera, Palaeodictyoptera amissa, Palaeodictyoptera macrophlebia, Palaiotaptus, Palapteris, Paraboltonia, Parahaplophlebium, Paramecynostoma, Paramegaptilus, Permothemistidae, Platephemera, Propalingenia, Pseudomecynostoma, Psychroptilidae, Pteronidia, Pteronidiidae, Pyebrodia, Rochdalia, Saarlandia, Saarlandiidae, Sabitaptus, Schedoneura, Scudderiana, Scudderina, Severinopsis, Spilaptera sutcliffei, Spilapterites, Spilapteroidea, Straeleniellidae, Synaptoneura, Titanophasma, Turnbullia, Eukulojidae

Subtaxa: Mecynoptera splendida

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Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Produits colliery, Sainte-Félicité pit, no 23, Flénu (Carboniferous of Belgium)

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