Saxonagion minutus nov. gen. et sp., the oldest damselfly from the Upper Permian of France (Odonatoptera, Panodonata, Saxonagrionidae nov. fam.)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1999
Authors:A. Nel, Gand, G., Fleck, G., Béthoux, O., Lapeyrie, J., Garric, J.
Journal:Geobios
Volume:32
Issue:6
Start Page:883
Pagination:883-888
Keywords:P/T crisis
Abstract:

Saxonagrion minutus nov. gen. et sp. was found in the Saxonian (Salagou Formation) of the Lodève basin. It is the oldest and the first record of the modern infra-order Panodonata in the Palaezoic (Upper Permian of France). The present discovery supports the hypothesis concerning the persistance of many groups of Odonatoptera through the Permo-Triassic boundary.

URL:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016699599808705
DOI:10.1016/S0016-6995(99)80870-5
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