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Danowhetaksa gen. nov. with two species from the early Eocene Ølst Formation from Denmark, the first Palearctic Whetwhetaksidae (Odonata: Cephalozygoptera)

Natural History Museum Aarhus, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 10, Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada; Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, United States of America; Royal British Columbia Museum, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 9W2, Canada.
Museum Mors, Skarrehagevej 8, DK-7950 Nykøbing Mors, Denmark 4Natural History Museum of Denmark, Øster Voldgade 5­-7, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
Fur Museum, Nederby 28, DK-7884 Fur, Denmark.
Natural History Museum Aarhus, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 10, Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, NY, NY, 10024USA.
Odonata Cephalozygoptera


We propose Danowhetaksa n. gen. (Odonata: Whetwhetaksidae) with two new species: D. birgitteae n. gen. et sp. and D. rusti n. gen. et sp. from the earliest Ypresian Stolleklint clay of the Ølst Formation in northwestern Denmark. Whetwhetaksidae has previously been known only from the Ypresian Okanagan Highlands of far-western North America, the new records are, therefore, the first from the Palearctic Region.



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