ANDRE NEL, DIDIER NERAUDEAU, VINCENT PERRICHOT, VINCENT GIRARD, and BERNARD GOMEZ
André Nel [[email protected]], CNRS UMR 5202, CP 50, Entomologie, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 45 rue Buffon, F−75005 Paris, France;
Didier Néraudeau [didier.neraudeau@univ−rennes1.fr], Vincent Girard [[email protected]−rennes1.fr], and Bernard Gomez [bernard.
gomez@univ−rennes1.fr], Géosciences Rennes, UMR CNRS 6118, Université Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, bât.15, 263 Avenue du Général Leclerc, F−35042 Rennes cedex; Vincent Perrichot [[email protected]], Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt−Universität zu Berlin, Invalidenstr. 43, D−10115 Berlin, Germany.
The new aeshnopteran family Enigmaeshnidae is proposed for Enigmaeshna deprei gen. et sp. nov., the first fossil insect collected as imprint in the Earliest Cenomanian clay of the Puy−Puy quarry at Tonnay−Charente (Charente−Maritime, SW France). The bed bearing E. deprei was previously known for its highly diversified fossil plant assemblage. Although this taxon belongs to the much derived clade Aeshnodea, it is char− acterized by several unique hind wing venation characters, never found in other Aeshnoptera, viz. part of MAb distal of the trigonal planate very long, and presence of five posterior branches of AA directed towards posterior wing margin.
◊ An open access article from Acta Palaeontol. Pol. 53 (1): 165-168, 2008, viewed from Biology-online.org.