Western river cruiser Macromia magnifica, copyright Jim Johnson.
Belongs within: Brachystigmata.
Contains: Libellulidae, Hemicorduliidae, Synthemistidae.

The Paneurypalpidomorpha are a clade of dragonflies in which the wings have the anterior margin of the hypertriangle distinctly convex, and the primary antenodals close together (Bechly & Ueda 2002).

Synapomorphies (from Bechly & Ueda 2002) Anterior margin of hypertriangle distinctly convex, especially in the hindwings, because of a basally arched MA; primary antenodal Ax1 in fore wing shifted basal of level of distal angle of discoidal triangle; Ax1 and Ax2 in both pairs of wings relatively close together with not more than one secondary antenodal crossvein between them; lestine oblique vein only 1–2 cells distad of subnodus in both pairs of wings; forewing discoidal triangle more or less transverse instead of elongate; discoidal triangles unicellular in both pairs of wings (occasionally reversed in hind wing).

<==Paneurypalpidomorpha BU02
|–Juracordulia Bechly 1998 [Juracorduliidae] BU02
|    `–J. schiemenzi Bechly 1998 BU02
`–Eurypalpidomorpha BU02
|–Valdicordulioidea BU02
|    |–Valdicorduliidae BU02
|    `–Araripephlebiidae BU02
`–Eurypalpidiformia BU02
|–Eocordulia R02 [Eocorduliidae BU02]
|    `–E. cretacea Pritykina 1986 RJ93
`–Libelluloidea [Paneurypalpida] BU02
|  i. s.: Palaeolibellula S02
|–Libellulidae TH06
|–Hemicorduliidae WO91
|–Synthemistidae WO91
|–Oxygastridae TH06
|    |–Hesperocordulia berthoudi Tillyard 1911 WO91, TH06
|    `–Oxygastra TH06
|–Pseudocordulia Tillyard 1909 T09 [Pseudocorduliidae TH06]
|    |–*P. circularis Tillyard 1909 T09
|    `–P. elliptica Tillyard 1913 TH06
|–Gomphomacromiidae [Gomphomacromiinae] WO91
|    |–Gomphomacromia Brauer 1864 FB03
|    |    |–*G. paradoxa T09
|    |    `–G. volxemi T09
|    `–Archaeophya TH06
|         |–A. adamsi Fraser 1959 TH06
|         `–A. magnifica Theischinger & Watson 1978 TH06
|–Cordulephyidae [Cordulephyinae] FB03
|    |–Neocordulia TH06
|    `–Cordulephya TH06
|         |–*C. pygmaea Selys 1870 T09, TH06
|         |–C. bidens Sjöstedt 1917 TH06
|         |–C. divergens Tillyard 1917 TH06
|         `–C. montana Tillyard 1911 TH06
|–Urothemistidae [Macrodiplactidae, Urothemistinae] TH06
|    |–Macrodiplax cora (Kaup 1867) TH06
|    |–Urothemis TH06
|    |    |–U. aliena Selys 1878 TH06
|    |    `–U. sanguinea [=Libellula sanguinea; incl. L. signata] SL89
|    `–Aethriamanta TH06
|         |–A. circumsignata Selys 1897 TH06
|         `–A. nymphaeae Lieftinck 1949 TH06
|–Macromiidae [Macromiinae] GE05
|    |–Pseudomacromia [Pseudomacromiidae] GE05
|    |    `–P. sensibilis Carle & Wighton 1990 RJ93
|    `–Macromia TH06
|         |–M. cincta SL89
|         |–M. clio Ris 1916 I92
|         |–M. kubokaiya Asahina 1964 I92
|         |–M. magnifica A99
|         |–M. splendens T09
|         |–M. tillyardi Martin 1906 TH06
|         |–M. urania Ris 1916 I92
|         |–M. viridescens Tillyard 1911 TH06
|         `–M. westwoodii SL89
|–Corduliidae [Cordulinae] WO91
|    |–Pentathemis membranulata Karsch 1890 TH06
|    |–Metaphya tillyardi Ris 1913 TH06
|    |–Dorocordulia A07
|    |–Epitheca P74
|    |–Helocordulia P74
|    |–Neurocordulia P74
|    |–Somatochlora A07
|    |–Cordulia aenea K01
|    |–Didymops A07
|    |–Epicordulia A07
|    |–Tetragoneuria A07
|    |–*Neophya rutherfordi T09
|    `–Syncordulia T09
`–Austrocorduliidae TH06
|–Apocordulia macrops Watson 1980 TH06
|–Austrophya Tillyard 1909 TH06, T09
|    `–*A. mystica Tillyard 1909 T09
|–Lathrocordulia TH06
|    |–L. garrisoni Theischinger & Watson 1991 TH06
|    `–L. metallica Tillyard 1911 TH06
|–Micromidia TH06
|    |–M. atrifrons (McLachlan 1883) TH06
|    |–M. convergens Theischinger & Watson 1978 TH06
|    `–M. rodericki Fraser 1959 TH06
`–Austrocordulia Tillyard 1908 T09
|–*A. refracta Tillyard 1909 T09
|    |–A. r. refracta TH06
|    `–A. r. jurzitzai TH06
|–A. leonardi Theischinger 1973 TH06
`–A. territoria Theischinger & Watson 1978 TH06

*Type species of generic name indicated


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