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Tanypteryx pryeri on road.JPG
T. pryeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Petaluridae
Genus: Tanypteryx
Kennedy, 1917

Tanypteryx is a small genus of dragonflies in the family Petaluridae. The genus contains only two species. One Tanypteryx hageni (Selys, 1879), the black petaltail, occurs in the Pacific Northwest and the other Tanypteryx pryeri (Selys, 1889) is found in Japan.


  • Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  • Tim Manolis; Timothy D. Manolis (April 2003) (in German), Dragonflies and Damselflies of California (California Natural History Guides (Paperback)), University of California Press, pp. 90-91, ISBN 0-520-23567-3