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Curviarculia delicata Petrulevicius and Nel 2002 (true dragonfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Palaeomacromiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 195160

MLP 28866 scale bar 1 mm

Full reference: J. F. Petrulevicius and A. Nel. 2002. New Palaeomacromiid dragonflies from the Upper Paleocene of Argentina. Palaeontology 45(4):751-758

Belongs to Curviarculia according to J. F. Petrulevicius and A. Nel 2002

Sister taxon: Curviarculia lamasi

Type specimen: MLP 28865, a forewing (basal 1/4 of forewing). Its type locality is La Mendieta, which is in a Paleocene lacustrine - small shale/bindstone in the Maz Gordo Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): forewing 55.0 x 9.4