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Insecta -

Odonatoptera was named by Martynov (1932). It is extant.

It was reranked as the superorder Odonatoptera by Grimaldi and Engel (2005) and Nel et al. (2009).

It was assigned to Metapterygota by Grimaldi and Engel (2005); to Eupalaeoptera by Bechly (2007) and Nel et al. (2009); and to Euhydropalaeoptera by Sroka et al. (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1932Odonatoptera Martynov
2005Odonatoptera Grimaldi and Engel
2007Odonatoptera Bechly
2009Odonatoptera Nel et al. p. 93
2015Odonatoptera Sroka et al. p. 979

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
infraclassHydropalaeopteraRohdendorf 1969
OdonatopteraMartynov 1932
OdonatopteraMartynov 1932

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: chitinc
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilep
Created: 2017-04-17 09:56:18
Modified: 2017-04-17 09:56:18
Source: c = class, p = phylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Bush and Bambach 2015

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Westphalian A to the top of the Holocene or 318.10000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 315.2 Ma

Collections (745 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2Argentina Tupacsala niunamenos, Kirchnerala treintamil, Eugeropteridae indet. (166808)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2China (Ningxia) Paragilsonia orientalis (140832) Shenzhousia qilianshanensis, Sinierasiptera jini (102981) Shenzhousia qilianshanensis, Sinomeganeura huangheensis, Tupus orientalis, Erasipterella jini, Aseripterella sinensis, Sylphalula laliquei (139576)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2Argentina (La Rioja) Eugeropteron lunatum, Geropteron arcuatum (108150)
Marsdenian318.1 - 314.6Germany (Ruhr) Erasipteroides valentini, Rasnitsynala sigambrorum (152121) Namurotypus sippeli, Erasipterella valentini (155260) Namurotypus sippeli, Zessinella siope (110939)
Marsdenian - Yeadonian318.1 - 314.6Germany Bechala sommeri (118176)
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6United Kingdom (England) Tupus diluculum, Erasipteron bolsoveri (105042)
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6USA (Alabama) Oligotypus tuscaloosae (126587)
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6USA (Georgia) Typus durhami (111035)
Yeadonian318.1 - 314.6Czech Republic Erasipteron larischi (114184)
Moscovian315.2 - 307.0USA (Illinois) Aulertupus tembrocki (102530)
Moscovian315.2 - 307.0Czech Republic Bohemiatupus elegans (104948)
Westphalian B314.6 - 314.6United Kingdom (England) Oligotypus britannicus (105060)
Westphalian B314.6 - 314.6France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) Asapheneura roussini (155433)
Westphalian C314.6 - 311.45USA (Pennsylvania) Palaeotherates analis (114649) Palaeotherates pennsylvanicus (111045)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 306.95United Kingdom (Scotland) Tillyardia multiplicata (127547)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 306.95France Gallotupus oudardi, Jacquesoudardia magnifica, Enigmaptera magnifica (122504)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 306.95USA (Rhode Island) Paralogus aeschnoides (111052)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 306.95Canada (Nova Scotia) Meganeura sp. (155666)
Westphalian D311.45 - 306.95France Protodonata indet. (155431)
Westphalian D311.45 - 306.95USA (Illinois) Alanympha richardsoni, Carbonympha herdinai (112638) Dragonympha srokai (133734) Oligotypus makowskii (151850) Paralogopsis longipes (112630)