Genera in the family NEOPETALIIDAE

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The family NEOPETALIIDAE ( 1 genera)
NEOPETALIIDAE:
Tillyard & Fraser 1940
Diagnosis:
Separation from Austropetaliidae based largely on larval chars (viz, spoon-like prementum, labial palps, proventriculus structure) (Carle & Louton 1994)
Type species:
Petalia punctata Hagen 1854
Comments:
Commentary:
Molecular data aligns Austropetaliidae with Aeshnidae and Neopetaliidae with Libellulidae (Misof et al 2001 but this involves extracting weak signal).
GenusNo of SpeciesAuthorReference linkRemarks
Neopetalia1Cowley 1934Cowley 1934c.