†family Dysagrionidae Cockerell 1908 (damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Dysagrionidae

Alternative spelling: Dysagrioninae

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1908. Fossil Insects from Florissant, Colorado. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 24:59-69

Parent taxon: Cephalozygoptera according to S. B. Archibald et al. 2021

See also Bechly 2007, Cockerell 1908, Garrouste and Nel 2015, Nel and Arillo 2006, Nel and Fleck 2014 and Rust et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Agrion exhaustum, Agrion hecticum, Agrion mysis, Agrion thais, Andrephlebia, Burmadysagrioninae, Caloptera, Dinosamarura, Eopodagrion, Euzygoptera, Furagrion, Gasophlebia, Gomphus resinatus, Hemiphlebioidea, Italolestes, Megalestes anglicus, Mesomegaloprepidae, Platystictoidea, Podagrion abortivum, Pulchrairina, Samarura, Santanagrion, Steleopteridae, Steropoides, Valerea, Whetwhetaksidae, Sieblosiidae

Subtaxa: Dysagrioninae Electrodysagrion Menatagrion Palaeodysagrion Petrolestinae Tenebragrion Thanetophilosina

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Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore


• Miocene of Bulgaria (1 collection), Croatia (1)

• Eocene of Canada (7: British Columbia), Denmark (1), Germany (1), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (13: Colorado, Washington, Wyoming)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: Alaska)

• Paleocene of France (3)

• Cretaceous of China (1), Myanmar (1)

Total: 33 collections including 64 occurrences

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