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Sapho legrandi Nel and Petrulevicius 2010 (broad-winged damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Calopterygidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 194946

Sapho legrandi n. sp., holotype R 63847, photograph of wing, scale = 2 mm.
Sapho legrandi n. sp., holotype R 63847 interpretation of venation, scale = 3 mm.

Full reference: A. Nel and J. F. Petrulevicius. 2010. Afrotropical and Nearctic genera of Odonata in the French Oligocene: biogeographic and paleoclimatic implications (Insecta: Calopterygidae, Aeshnidae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 46(1-2):228-236

Belongs to Sapho according to A. Nel and J. F. Petrulevicius 2010

Sister taxa: Sapho armissani, Sapho sannoisiensis

Type specimen: MNHN-LP-R 63847, a wing. Its type locality is Les Figons, route d'Eguille, which is in an Oligocene lacustrine - large horizon in France.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): wing 29.4 x 8.6