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Published: 2022-12-23
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The second European representative of the epallagid genus Labandeiraia in the lowermost Eocene Oise amber (Odonata, Zygoptera)

Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB) Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, CP50, 57 rue Cuvier 75005, Paris, France
Odonata Zygoptera


Among the calopteran damselflies, the family Epallagidae was clearly dominating the diversity of the Holarctic Cenozoic (11 described species in eight extinct genera), while the Calopterygidae were extremely rare at the same time (six Cenozoic species in two extant and one fossil genera) (Fossilworks database at, consulted 21/10/2022). They mainly belonged to the extinct subfamily Eodichrominae Cockerell, 1923, and their most diverse genus was the early Eocene genus Labandeiraia Petrulevičius et al., 2007, known from compression fossils from the lacustrine Green River Formation (USA) and the marine Fur Formation in Denmark (Petrulevičius et al., 2007; Bechly et al., 2020).


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