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Published: 2022-04-20

A new calopterygid damselfly (Odonata, Zygoptera) from the Oligocene Ningming Basin, Guangxi, South China

State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
Provincial Key Laboratory of Archaeometry, Conservation and Utilization of Cultural Relics, Hunan Museum, Changsha 410005, China
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB) Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, CP50, 57 rue Cuvier F-75005 Paris, France
Odonata Zygoptera Paleogene Early Eocene Ningming Formation paleodiversity paleoclimate

Abstract

A new calopterygid genus and species, Guangxicalopteryx huashanensis gen. et sp. nov., is described from the Oligocene of the Ningming Formation in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, South China. It probably belongs to the subfamily Calopteryginae, ‘in-between’ Caliphaea + Noguchiphaea and the other Calopteryginae. This new fossil strongly supports the current hypothesis of a humid subtropical climate for the area at this time.

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