Superfamily Calopterygoidea Selys 1850 (damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata

Synonym: Chlorocyphoidea Cowley 1937

Parent taxon: Calopterygomorpha according to G. Bechly 2007

See also Nel et al. 2017

Sister taxon: Calopterygiformia

Subtaxa: Calopterygidae Chlorocyphidae Eocalopteryx Epallagites Hypolestidae Polythoridae Protothore

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Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Japan (1 collection)

• Miocene of Austria (1), France (2), Greece (1), Italy (1)

• Oligocene of France (5), Germany (1)

• Eocene of China (1), the Russian Federation (4), the United Kingdom (2), United States (3: California, Colorado, Wyoming)

Total: 22 collections including 25 occurrences

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