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Aeschnopsis jurassica

Insecta - Odonata - Mesuropetalidae

Taxonomy
Libellula jurassica was named by Giebel (1856). Its type specimen is BMNH I.12782/12778, a hindwing (male(?) hindwing basal fragment), and it is an impression. Its type locality is Dinton, Vale of Wardour, Middle Purbeck, which is in a Berriasian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal horizon in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.

It was recombined as Mesogomphus jurassicus by Handlirsch (1906); it was recombined as Necrogomphus jurassicus by Nel et al. (1998); it was recombined as Aeschnopsis jurassica by Bechly et al. (2001).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Libellula jurassica Giebel p. 284
1906Mesogomphus jurassicus Handlirsch p. 592
1998Necrogomphus jurassicus Nel et al. p. 9
2001Aeschnopsis jurassica Bechly et al. p. 40 fig. 20

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
infraclassHydropalaeopteraRohdendorf 1969
Euhydropalaeoptera
OdonatopteraMartynov 1932
Palaeodonatoptera
Plesiodonatoptera
Apodonatoptera
RankNameAuthor
Neodonatoptera
Euodonatoptera
OdonatocladaBechly 1999
Nodialata
Discoidalia
Stigmoptera
Panodonata
orderOdonata
Epiproctophora
EuepiproctophoraBechly 1998
Anisopteromorpha
Trigonoptera
Pananisoptera
NeoanisopteraBechly 1998
suborderAnisopteraSelys-Longchamps and Hagen 1854
Euanisoptera
Aeshnoptera
superfamilyMesuropetaloideaBechly 1996
familyMesuropetalidaeBechly 1996
genusAeschnopsis
speciesjurassica()

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available