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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. (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1932Odonatoptera Martynov
2005Odonatoptera Grimaldi and Engel
2007Odonatoptera Bechly
2009Odonatoptera Nel et al. p. 93
2014Odonatoptera 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.

Unr. Odonatoptera Martynov 1932
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G. †Arcanodraco Schädel et al. 2020
Arcanodraco filicauda Schädel et al. 2020
G. †Aseripterella Li et al. 2013
Aseripterella sinensis Li et al. 2013
Fm. †Bechalidae Ilger and Brauckmann 2012
G. †Bechala Ilger and Brauckmann 2012
Bechala sommeri Ilger and Brauckmann 2012
Fm. †Camptotaxineuridae Tillyard 1937
G. †Camptotaxineura Tillyard 1937
Camptotaxineura ephialtes Tillyard 1937
Or. †Eugeroptera Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Fm. †Eugeropteridae Riek 1984
G. †Eugeropteron Riek 1984
Eugeropteron lunatum Riek 1984
G. †Tupacsala Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Tupacsala niunamenos Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
G. †Frenguelliphlebia Martins-Neto and Gallego 2003
Frenguelliphlebia labandeirai Martins-Neto and Gallego 2003
Fm. †Osnabruggialidae Zessin et al. 2021
G. †Osnabruggiala Zessin et al. 2021
Osnabruggiala seppelti Zessin et al. 2021
Unr. Palaeodonatoptera Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Or. †Kukaloptera Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Fm. †Kirchneralidae Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
G. †Kirchnerala Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Kirchnerala treintamil Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Unr. Plesiodonatoptera Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Unr. Apodonatoptera Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Or. †Geroptera Brodsky 1994
Fm. †Geropteridae Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Unr. Paneodonatoptera Nel et al. 2019
Fm. †Enigmapteridae Nel et al. 2019
Unr. Neodonatoptera Bechly 1996
Or. †Argentinoptera Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Fm. †Argentinalidae Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
G. †Argentinala Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
G. †Sylphalula Li et al. 2013
Sylphalula laliquei Li et al. 2013
Invalid names: Pandiscoidalia Nel et al. 2001 [empty]
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 Bashkirian to the top of the Holocene or 323.20000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 318.1 Ma

Collections (851 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Arnsbergian326.4 - 318.1Argentina Kirchnerala treintamil, Tupacsala niunamenos, Eugeropteridae indet. (166808)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2China (Ningxia) Paragilsonia orientalis (140832)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2Argentina (La Rioja) Geropteron arcuatum, Eugeropteron lunatum (108150)
Marsdenian318.1 - 314.6Germany (Ruhr) Erasipterella valentini, Namurotypus sippeli (155260) Rasnitsynala sigambrorum, Erasipteroides valentini (152121) Zessinella siope, Namurotypus sippeli (110939)
Marsdenian - Yeadonian318.1 - 314.6Germany Bechala sommeri (118176)
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6Czech Republic Erasipteron larischi (114184)
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6USA (Alabama) Oligotypus tuscaloosae (126587)
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6United Kingdom (England) Erasipteron bolsoveri, Tupus diluculum (105042)
Yeadonian318.1 - 314.6USA (Georgia) Typus durhami (111035)
Moscovian315.2 - 307.0USA (Illinois) Aulertupus tembrocki (102530)
Moscovian315.2 - 307.0Czech Republic Bohemiatupus elegans (104948)
Westphalian B314.6 - 314.6France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) Asapheneura roussini (155433)
Westphalian B314.6 - 314.6United Kingdom (England) Oligotypus britannicus (105060)
Westphalian B - Westphalian C314.6 - 311.45China (Ningxia) Aseripterella sinensis, Sylphalula laliquei, Erasipterella jini, Sinomeganeura huangheensis, Shenzhousia qilianshanensis, Tupus orientalis (139576) Sinierasiptera jini, Shenzhousia qilianshanensis (102981)
Westphalian C314.6 - 311.45China (Ningxia) Haidilaozhen cuiae (231946)
Westphalian C314.6 - 311.45Canada (New Brunswick) Brunellopteron norradi (221100)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 306.95United Kingdom (Scotland) Tillyardia multiplicata (127547)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 306.95Canada (Nova Scotia) Meganeura sp. (155666)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 306.95France Jacquesoudardia magnifica, Gallotupus oudardi, Enigmaptera magnifica (122504)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 306.95USA (Rhode Island) Paralogus aeschnoides (111052)