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Temporal range: Carboniferous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superorder: Odonatoptera
Order: Meganisoptera
Family: Meganeuridae
Genus: Megatypus
  • M. ingentissimus
  • M. parvus
  • M. schucherti
  • M. vetustus

Megatypus is an extinct genus of insect of the order Meganisoptera. Species in this genus were much larger than their modern relatives, dragonflies and damselflies, and reached 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.