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Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana

Volumen 68, núm. 1, 2016, p. 81-86

 

The first records of coenagrionid damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae: Neoerythromma sp. and Nehalennia sp.) from Mexican Amber (Miocene)

Andrew J. Ross1,*, Marco Antonio Coutiño José2, André Nel3

1 National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF, Scotland, UK.
2 Dirección de Paleontología - Secretaria de Medio Ambiente e Historia Natural, Calzada de Los Hombres Ilustres S/N Antiguo Parque Madero, Colonia Centro C. P. 29000, CDMX, Mexico.
3 Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB - UMR 7205 – CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 50, Entomologie, F-75005, Paris, France.

* a. ross@nms. ac. uk

 

Abstract

Two specimens of the damselfly (Odonata: Zygoptera) family Coenagrionidae are described from Mexican amber of early Miocene age, identified as Neoerythromma sp. and Nehalennia sp. They constitute the first records of the family Coenagrionidae from this amber, and the first fossil records of the genera Neoerythromma and Nehalennia.

Keywords: Amber, Odonata, Neoerythromma, Nehalennia, Miocene, Mexico.


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