Bechala

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Bechala
Temporal range: Late Carboniferous–Permian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Megasecoptera
Family: Bechalidae
Genus: Bechala
Ilger & Brauckmann, 2012

Bechala is a genus of insects in the extinct order Megasecoptera. It existed during the late Carboniferous in what is now Germany. It was described by Jan-Michael Ilger and Carsten Brauckmann in 2012, and the type species is B. sommeri. Its type specimen was a wing (AKH 524) discovered at the Küchenberg quarry, in the Ziegelschiefer Formation. The wing measurements are 39x6 millimetres.[1]

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