Specimen of Stenophlebia latreillei, copyright Günter Bechly.

Belongs within: Euepiproctophora.

The Stenophlebioptera are a group of fossil dragonflies known from the Lower Jurassic to the Lower Cretaceous (Fleck et al. 2003).

Synapomorphies (from Fleck et al. 2003): Nodal Cr very oblique, angle Cr-RA >140°; subnodus Sn very oblique, with or without cross-veins reaching it; CuA with broad area between two most distal posterior branches; straight supplementary longitudinal veins present in areas between IR2 and MP, near posterior wing margin.

    |--Liassostenophlebia Fleck, Bechly et al. 2003 [Liassostenophlebiidae]FB03
    |    `--*L. germanica Fleck, Bechly et al. 2003FB03
         |--Prostenophlebia Nel & Martínez-Delclòs in Nel et al. 1993 [Prostenophlebiidae]FB03
         |    `--*P. jurassica Nel & Martínez-Delclòs in Nel et al. 1993FB03
         `--Stenophlebiidae [Stenophlebidae, Stenophlebiinae, Stenophlebinae]FB03
              |  i. s.: Sinostenophlebia Hong 1984FB03
              |           `--S. zhangjiakowensis Hong 1984FB03
              |--+--Cretastenophlebia Fleck, Bechly et al. 2003FB03
              |  |    `--*C. mongolica Fleck, Bechly et al. 2003FB03
              |  `--+--Hispanostenophlebia Fleck, Bechly et al. 2003FB03
              |     |    `--*H. barremiana Fleck, Bechly et al. 2003FB03
              |     `--Mesostenophlebia Fleck, Bechly et al. 2003FB03
              |          `--*M. anglicana Fleck, Bechly et al. 2003FB03
              `--Stenophlebia Hagen 1866FB03
                   |  i. s.: S. casta (Hagen 1862) [=Heterophlebia casta]FB03
                   |         S. corami Nel & Jarzembowski 1996FB03
                   |         S. lithographica (Giebel 1857) [=Calopteryx lithographica, Heterophlebia lithographica]FB03
                   |--*S. amphitrite (Hagen 1862) [=Heterophlebia amphitrite]FB03
                   |--S. eichstaettensis Nel et al. 1993 [=S. eichstattense]FB03
                   |--S. phryne (Hagen 1862) [=Heterophlebia phryne]FB03
                   `--+--S. karatavica Pritykina 1968FB03
                      `--S. latreillei (Germar 1839) (see below for synonymy)FB03

Stenophlebia latreillei (Germar 1839) [=Agrion latreillei, Calopteryx latreillei, Heterophlebia latreillei; incl. H. aequalis Hagen 1862, Stenophlebia aequalis, Cordulegaster muensteri Hagen 1850, Diastatomma muensteri]FB03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[FB03] Fleck, G., G. Bechly, X. Martínez-Delclòs, E. Jarzembowski, R. Coram & A. Nel. 2003. Phylogeny and classification of the Stenophlebioptera (Odonata: Epiproctophora). Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France 39 (1): 55–93.

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