Honghea xui gen. et sp. nov., the second Earliest Jurassic damsel-dragonfly (Odonata: Campterophlebiidae) from the Junggar Basin, NW China

Daran ZHENG, Tianming SHI, He WANG, Su-Chin CHANG, Longhui DOU, Bo WANG & Haichun ZHANG

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 17 (6) - Pages 346-350

Published on 31 July 2018

A new campterophlebiid damsel-dragonfly, Honghea xui gen. et sp. nov., is described from the Lower Jurassic Badaowan Formation of the Junggar Basin, NW China. This is the second Chinese Campterophlebiidae recorded for the earliest Jurassic, reflecting the quick diversification and radiation of the damsel-dragonflies during this period. H. nouveau onghea gen. nov. is closely related to Chinese genera Zygokaratawia and Ctenogampsophlebia, both from the Middle Jurassic of the Daohugou Biota; but differs from these genera in having a larger wing size, RP2 slightly distal of Sn, and a narrower area between IR2 and RP3/4.


Campterophlebiidae, Damsel-dragonfly, Odonata, Earliest Jurassic, Junggar Basin, China

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