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Published: 2021-09-24

A new species of the ʻprotozygopteranʼ damselfly (Odonata: Permagrionidae) from the Lower-Middle Permian of Russia

Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Protozygoptera Ufimian Permian Russia fossil insect

Abstract

The small Paleozoic protozygopteran family Permagrionidae comprises 11 described species in 5 genera from the Lower Permian Chekarda and Solikamsk localities in Russia (Zalessky, 1948; Nel et al., 2012) and Salagou Formation in France (Nel et al., 1999; Fate et al., 2013), the Middle Permian Soyana and Kargala localities in Russia (Martynov, 1932; Martynov, 1937; Nel et al., 2012), and the Upper Permian Bodie Creek Head locality in Malvinas Tillyard (1928). Here we describe the new species, Epilestes rasnitsyni sp. nov. from the Ufimian of Perm Territory, which is characterized by specific arrangement of veins in the petiole and the unique preservation of body structures.

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