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Plesiodonatoptera

Insecta

Sister taxa
Apodonatoptera

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2016Plesiodonatoptera Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez p. 349

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
classInsecta
RankNameAuthor
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota()
infraclassHydropalaeopteraRohdendorf 1969
Euhydropalaeoptera
OdonatopteraMartynov 1932
Palaeodonatoptera
Plesiodonatoptera
Plesiodonatoptera

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. Plesiodonatoptera Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
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Unr. Apodonatoptera Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
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Or. †Geroptera Brodsky 1994
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Fm. †Geropteridae Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
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G. †Geropteron Riek 1984
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Geropteron arcuatum Riek 1984
Unr. Paneodonatoptera Nel et al. 2019
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Fm. †Enigmapteridae Nel et al. 2019
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G. †Enigmaptera Nel et al. 2019
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Enigmaptera magnifica Nel et al. 2019
Unr. Neodonatoptera Bechly 1996
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G. †Brunellopteron Béthoux et al. 2021
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Brunellopteron norradi Béthoux et al. 2021
Subor. †Eomeganisoptera Rohdendorf 1962
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G. †Carbonympha Kukalova-Peck 2009
Fm. †Erasipteridae Carpenter 1939
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G. †Erasipterella Brauckmann 1983
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Invalid names: Sinierasiptera Zhang et al. 2012 [synonym]
G. †Erasipteroides Brauckmann and Zessin 1989
G. †Erasipteron Pruvost 1933
G. †Rasnitsynala Zessin et al. 2011
G. †Sinoerasipteron Nel and Huang 2024
G. †Whalleyala Brauckmann and Zessin 1989
G. †Zessinella Brauckmann 1988
Invalid names: Sinierasipteridae Zhang et al. 2012 [synonym]
Unr. Euodonatoptera Bechly et al. 2001
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Unr. Odonatoclada Bechly 1999
Or. †Meganisoptera Martynov 1932 [griffinfly]
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G. †Alanympha Kukalova-Peck 2009
Fm. †Aulertupidae Zessin and Brauckmann 2010
G. †Dragonympha Kukalova-Peck 2009
Fm. †Kohlwaldiidae Guthörl 1962
Fm. †Meganeuridae Handlirsch 1906
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Invalid names: Typidae Handlirsch 1919 [synonym]
Fm. †Namurotypidae Bechly 1996
Fm. †Paralogidae Handlirsch 1906
Invalid names: Protodonata Brongniart 1885 [replaced]
Invalid names: Panodialata Nel et al. 1999 [empty]
Or. †Argentinoptera Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
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Fm. †Argentinalidae Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
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G. †Argentinala Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
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Argentinala cristinae Petrulevičius and Gutiérrez 2016
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
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 Arnsbergian to the top of the Holocene or 327.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 323.7 Ma

Collections (847 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Arnsbergian327.0 - 323.7Argentina Eugeropteridae indet. (166808)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2China (Ningxia) Paragilsonia orientalis (140832)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2Argentina (La Rioja) Geropteron arcuatum (108150)
Marsdenian321.3 - 320.0Germany (Ruhr) Erasipteroides valentini, Rasnitsynala sigambrorum (152121) Namurotypus sippeli, Erasipterella valentini (155260) Namurotypus sippeli, Zessinella siope (110939)
Yeadonian320.0 - 318.7USA (Georgia) Typus durhami (111035)
Westphalian A318.7 - 316.9USA (Alabama) Oligotypus tuscaloosae (126587)
Westphalian A318.7 - 316.9United Kingdom (England) Tupus diluculum, Erasipteron bolsoveri (105042)
Westphalian A318.7 - 316.9Czech Republic Erasipteron larischi (114184)
Westphalian B316.9 - 314.6France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) Asapheneura roussini (155433)
Westphalian B316.9 - 314.6United Kingdom (England) Oligotypus britannicus (105060)
Westphalian B - Westphalian C316.9 - 309.8China (Ningxia) Shenzhousia qilianshanensis, Sinierasiptera jini (102981) Sinoerasipteron xiaheyanensis (233955) Tupus orientalis, Sinomeganeura huangheensis, Shenzhousia qilianshanensis, Erasipterella jini (139576)
Moscovian315.2 - 307.0USA (Illinois) Aulertupus tembrocki (102530)
Moscovian315.2 - 307.0Czech Republic Bohemiatupus elegans (104948)
Westphalian C314.6 - 309.8Canada (New Brunswick) Brunellopteron norradi (221100)
Westphalian C314.6 - 309.8China (Ningxia) Haidilaozhen cuiae (231946)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 307.5France Gallotupus oudardi, Jacquesoudardia magnifica, Enigmaptera magnifica (122504)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 307.5USA (Rhode Island) Paralogus aeschnoides (111052)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 307.5Canada (Nova Scotia) Meganeura sp. (155666)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 307.5United Kingdom (Scotland) Tillyardia multiplicata (127547)
Westphalian D309.8 - 307.5Germany (Lower Saxony) Piesbergtupus hielscheri, Erasipterella piesbergensis (122518)