Meganeura

Meganeura

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Meganeura is a genus of extinct insects from the Carboniferous period approximately 300 million years ago, which resembled and are related to the present-day dragonflies. With wingspans of more than 75 cm (2.5 ft), M. monyi is one of the largest known flying insect species; the Permian Meganeuropsis permiana is another. Meganeura were predatory, and fed on other insects, and even small amphibians.Fossils were discovered in the French Stephanian Coal Measures of Commentry in 1880. In 1885, French paleontologist Charles Brongniart described and named the fossil "Meganeura" (large-nerved), which refers to the network of veins on the insect's wings.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136600773
  • 9786136600772