Archaeoptera

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Archaeoptera

 

an order of extinct, very early winged insects. They are characterized by solid leathery wings with faint venation in which only the basic trunks of the veins are distinguishable. Archaeoptera are of interest in explaining the very earliest stages in the rise of winged insects. A single representative of Archaeoptera, Eopterum devonicum, has been found in the Upper Devonian deposits of the Timan Mountains (USSR).

REFERENCES

Rodendorf, B. B. “Opisanie pervogo krylatogo nasekomogo iz devonskikh otlozhenii Timana (Isecta, Pterygota).” Entomologicheskoe obozrenie, 1961, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 485–89.
Osnovy paleontologa: Chlenistonogie trakheinye i khelitserovye. Moscow, 1962.
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