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Published: 2017-03-13

Two new dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera) from the Miocene of Carinthia
(Austria)

Department of Evolutionary Biology of Invertebrates, University of Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28E, 72076 Tübingen, Germany.
Department of Terrestrial Paleoclimatology, University of Tübingen, Sigwartstr. 10, 72076 Tübingen, Germany.
Odonata Badenian Central Paratethys Mühldorf Formation Lake Lavant fossil insect Gomphaeschnidae Gomphaeschninae Gomphidae Lindeniinae

Abstract

Two new species of fossil dragonflies from the Middle Miocene fossil site Schaßbach (Carinthia, Austria) are described. The presence of Gomphaeschna carinthiae sp. nov. and Ictinogomphus hassleri sp. nov. in the fossil record of Central Europe confirms the scenario of a more widespread distribution of the represented genera in the Miocene in contrast to their Recent distribution.

 

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How to Cite

SCHÄDEL, M., & LECHNER, T. S. (2017). Two new dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera) from the Miocene of Carinthia (Austria). Zootaxa, 4243(1), 153–164. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4243.1.7