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Fossil dragonflies from the early Eocene Okanagan Highlands, western North America (open access paper)
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsFirst fossil dragonflies from B.C. identified and named Simon Fraser University, November 04, 2019 http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2019/11/first-fossil-dragonflies-from-bc-identified-and-named.html Fifty-million-year-old dragonfly species that once flew in B.C. identified for first time. Identifying dragonflies from fossils involves mapping their distinctive wings and comparing the results to species living today. By Kevin Griffen, Vancouver Sun, November 4, 2019 https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/fifty-million-year-old-dragonfly-specie
This piece is exhibited at Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the label only says: Odonata indet. Colorado, USA. But no data about age or formation. I think that it must be related with some Euphaeidae like Litheuphaea that have similarly patterned wings and also comes from Colorado. I need help in put a name to this piece please! Thanks!
This piece was exposed an a mineral, fossil and gem fair. I believe it's a dragonfly nymph (=inmature). It's very big in comparison with modern dragonfly nymphs: about 8 cm lenght. Piece comes from Liaoning (China) and I think it's middle Jurassic. Any help in ID? Thanks!