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Sympetrum flaveolum, a species of Anisoptera


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Odonatoptera
Cladus: Holodonata
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Epiprocta
Infraordo: Anisoptera
Superfamiliae: Aeshnoidea - Cordulegastroidea - Libelluloidea
Familiae incertae sedis: Aeschnidiidae - †Nannogomphidae - †Proterogomphidae


  • Bechly, G.; Ueda, K. 2002: The first fossil record and first New World record for the dragonfly clade Chlorogomphida (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera: Araripechlorogomphidae n. fam.) from the Crato Limestone (Lower Cretaceous, Brazil). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde (B), (328) PDF
  • Blanke, A. et al. 2013: An updated phylogeny of Anisoptera including formal convergence analysis of morphological characters. Systematic entomology, 38(3): 474–490. doi: 10.1111/syen.12012 reference page 
  • Johnson, L. et al. 2013: Morphometric measurements of dragonfly wings: the accuracy of pinned, scanned and detached measurement methods. ZooKeys, 276: 77–84. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.276.4207 reference page 
  • Pinkert, S., Bechly, G. & Nel, A. 2017. First record of hawker dragonflies from Eocene Baltic amber (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphaeschnidae). Zootaxa 4272(2): 263–275. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4272.2.7. Reference page. 
  • Vernoux, J.; Huang, D.-y.; Jarzembowski, E.A.; Nel, A. 2010: The Proterogomphidae: a worldwide Mesozoic family of gomphid dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphides). Cretaceous research, 31: 94–100. doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2009.09.010

Vernacular names[edit]

Bahasa Indonesia: Capung
беларуская: Разнакрылыя
Deutsch: Großlibellen
Diné bizaad: Tániilʼáí
English: dragonflies
한국어: 잠자리아목
magyar: Egyenlőtlen szárnyú szitakötők, nagy szitakötők
Nederlands: Echte libellen
日本語: トンボ亜目(不均翅亜目)
suomi: Erilaissiipiset
ไทย: แมลงปอ
Türkçe: Yusufçuk
中文: 差翅下目
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