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Short Communication
Published: 2021-12-14

A new insect (probably basal Odonatoptera) from the Pennsylvanian (Late Carboniferous) of the Piesberg Fossil-Lagerstätte, Osnabrück, Germany

Natureum am Schloss Ludwigslust, Museum of the Naturforschende Gesellschaft Mecklenburg (NGM) e.V., Schlossfreiheit 4, D-19288 Ludwigslust, Germany, Lange Str. 9, D-19230 Jasnitz, Germany
Clausthal University of Technology, Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Leibnizstraße 10, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Clausthal University of Technology, Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Leibnizstraße 10, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
probably basal Odonatoptera Late Carboniferous Odonata dragonfly Osnabruggialidae fam. nov. Osnabruggiala seppelti gen. et sp. nov.

Abstract

The rich Pennsylvanian (Late Carboniferous; Moscovian, Westphalian D/Asturian) insect fauna of the large Piesberg quarry N Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany with hitherto more than 1,300 registered specimens shows a great diversity. It includes palaeopterous (more than 20 specimens of Odonatoptera, and a number of Palaeodictyoptera) as well as neopterous insects (far more than 1,000 specimens). Only a smaller part has already been described, and the research is still continuing.

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