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Meganeura


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(order Odonata, suborder Meganisoptera, family Meganeuridae)

Genus of gigantic fossil dragonfly-like insects, from the Upper Carboniferous. They were probably the largest insects ever to have lived. M. gracilipes had a wing-span of 70 cm, and M. monyi a wing-span of 60–70 cm.

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