New discoveries of Neogene hawker dragonflies (Insecta, Odonata, Aeshnidae) from Shandong province in China

Yong-jun LI, André NEL, Dong REN, Bing-lan ZHANG & Hong PANG

en Zoosystema 33 (4) - Pages 577-590

Published on 30 December 2011

Epiaeschna matutina (Zhang, 1989) is re-described and species diagnosis is amended. Two new species, Aeshna shanwangensis n. sp. and Aeshna forficatum n. sp., are described from the Middle Miocene deposit of Shanwang Formation, Shandong Province, East China. Comparison with other related fossil and recent species is provided.


Insecta, Odonata, Aeshnidae, Middle Miocene, Shanwang Formation, China, new species.

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