†family Mesomegaloprepidae Huang et al. 2017 (damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Mesomegaloprepidae

Full reference: D. Y. Huang, D. Azar, C. Y. Cai, S. Maksoud, A. Nel and G. Bechly. 2017. Mesomegaloprepidae, a remarkable new damselfly family (Odonata: Zygoptera) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research 73:1-13

Parent taxon: Zygoptera according to D. Y. Huang et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Cretamegaloprepus Mesomegaloprepus

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Type: Mesomegaloprepus

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore


• Cretaceous of Myanmar (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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