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†family Proterogomphidae Bechly et al. 1998 (true dragonfly)

Insecta - Odonata

PaleoDB taxon number: 175158

Full reference: G. Bechly, A. Nel, X. Martínez-Delclòs and G. Fleck. 1998. Four new dragonflies from the Upper Jurassic of Germany and the Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia (Anisoptera: Hemeroscopidae, Sonidae, and Proterogomphidae fam. nov.). Odonatologica 27(2):149-187

Parent taxon: Anisoptera according to G. Bechly 2010

Sister taxa: Aeschna eudore, Aeschna parkinsoni, Aeschnidioidea, Cercus, Cercus clavus, Cordulia scheuchzeri, Cratopetaliidae, Cymatophlebia mongolica, Dissurus, Dissurus liauyuanensis, Dissurus qinquanensis, Euanisoptera, Hageniidae, Henrotayiidae, Ictinogomphus fur, Ixtahua, Juragomphidae, Kazakhophlebiella, Libellula calypso, Libellula doris, Libellula eurynome, Libellula melobasis, Libellula perse, Libellula thetis, Libellula thoe, Libelluloidea, Liupanshaniidae, Magnathemidae, Megaphlebiidae, Miopetalura orientalis, Necrogomphus, Nothomacromiidae, Petalurida, Pritykiniella, Stenogomphus scudderi

Subtaxa: Cordulagomphinae, Lingomphus, Proterogomphus

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Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore