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Palaeophya argentina Petrulevicius and Nel 2009 (true dragonfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Cordulephyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 181180

Full reference: J. F. Petrulevicius and A. Nel. 2009. First Cordulephyidae dragonfly in America: A new genus and species from the Paleogene of Argentina (Insecta: Odonata). Comptes Rendus Palevol 8:385-388

Belongs to Palaeophya according to J. F. Petrulevicius and A. Nel 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MLP 29426, a hindwing (fragment). Its type locality is El Fuerte, which is in a Paleocene lacustrine - small shale in the Maz Gordo Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore