Valerea Garrouste et al. 2016 (damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata

Full reference: R. Garrouste, S. Wedmann, J. M. Pouillon and A. Nel. 2016. The oldest 'amphipterygid' damselfly of tropical affinities in the Paleocene of Menat (Zygoptera: Eucaloptera). Historical Biology 29:818-821

Parent taxon: Zygoptera according to A. Nel and C. Jouault 2022

See also Archibald et al. 2021, Garrouste et al. 2016 and Nel and Zheng 2021

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, Whetwhetaksidae, Dysagrionidae, Sieblosiidae

Subtaxa: Valerea multicellulata

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Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution: found only at Menat (MNHN collection) (Paleocene of France)

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