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Temporal range: Carboniferous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superorder: Odonatoptera
Order: Meganisoptera
Family: Meganeuridae
Genus: Megatypus

Megatypus is an extinct genus of insect of the order Meganisoptera. It looked like a dragonfly and was related to these creatures, but was much larger, with a wingspan of 70 centimeters (2.3 ft).[1]


  1. ^ Palmer, D. (1999). Life Before Man. London: The Reader's Digest Association Ltd. p. 47. ISBN 90-6407-470-4.