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Mesuropetala muensteri

Insecta - Odonata - Mesuropetalidae

Taxonomy
Aeschna muensteri was named by Germar (1839). Its type specimen is BSP AS VII 794, an exoskeleton (Complete body), and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Solnhofen (BSPGM Munich coll), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.

It was recombined as Cordulegaster muensteri by Hagen (1848) and Hagen (1850); it was synonymized subjectively with Stenophlebia latreillei by Handlirsch (1906); it was recombined as Morbaeschna muensteri by Needham (1907) and Nel et al. (1994); it was recombined as Mesuropetala muensteri by Bechly et al. (2001).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Aeschna muensteri Germar p. 215 figs. Pl 23, fig 12
1848Cordulegaster muensteri Hagen p. 8
1848Gomphus koehleri Hagen p. 8
1850Cordulegaster muensteri Hagen p. 360
1850Gomphus koehleri Hagen p. 360
1862Aeschna muensteri Hagen p. 137
1862Gomphus koehleri Hagen p. 139
1886Uropetala koehleri Deichmüller p. 52 figs. Pl IV fig 3, 11, 12
1897Uropetala koehleri Meunier figs. Pl 4, fig 4
1906Mesuropetala koehleri Handlirsch p. 588 figs. Pl XLVII fig 9
1907Morbaeschna muensteri Needham p. 141
1932Protolindenia koehleri Carpenter p. 113 fig. 7
1985Mesuropetala koehleri Ponomarenko p. 136
1994Morbaeschna muensteri Nel et al. p. 176
1998Mesuropetala koehleri Nel et al. p. 15 figs. 8-16
2001Mesuropetala muensteri Bechly et al. p. 21 figs. 3-10; pl 1, figs 1,2; pl 2, figs 1,2; pl 3, figs 1,2; pl 4, figs 1,2; pl 5, figs 1,2; pl 13, fig 2;

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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
genusMesuropetala
speciesmuensteri()

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