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Meganeura monyi Brongniart 1884 (griffinfly)

Insecta - Meganisoptera - Meganeuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 175807

Alternative combination: Dictyoneura monyi

Synonyms: Meganeura aeroplana Handlirsch 1919 (no. 175812), Meganeura brongniarti Handlirsch 1906 (no. 175808), Meganeura brongniartiana Handlirsch 1919 (no. 175809), Meganeura draco Handlirsch 1919 (no. 175811), Meganeura fafnir Handlirsch 1906 (no. 175810), Meganeurella rapax Handlirsch 1919 (no. 175814)

Full reference: C. Brongniart. 1884. Sur un gigantesque Neurorthoptère, provenant des terrains houillers de Commentry (Allier). Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences 98:832-833

Belongs to Meganeura according to C. Brauckmann and W. Zessin 1989

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Meganeura monyi: MNHN.F.R51142, a wing (fragments). Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeura aeroplana: MNHN.F.R53004, a wing. Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeura brongniarti: MNHN.F.R51125, an exoskeleton (two wings and thorax). Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeura brongniartiana: MNHN.F.R53003, a wing. Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeura draco: MNHN.F.R53002, a wing. Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeura fafnir: MNHN.F.R51140, a wing (wing fragment). Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.
  • Meganeurella rapax: MNHN.F.R52938, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN later coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.

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Average measurements (in mm): hindwing length 300.0, wing length 300.0