Austropetaliidae is a small family of dragonflies occurring in Chile, Argentina and Australia.[1][2] Members of Austropetaliidae can be medium-sized to large dragonflies.[2]

Tasmanian Redspot, Archipetalia auriculata, male, lateral view.jpg
Archipetalia auriculata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Austropetaliidae

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This group was initially created for some archaic members of the family Neopetaliidae and was promoted to family rank in 1994.[1][3]


The family includes the following genera:[4]


  1. ^ a b "Family AUSTROPETALIIDAE". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b Theischinger, Günther; Hawking, John (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p. 290. ISBN 978 0 64309 073 6.
  3. ^ Carle, F.L.; Louton, J.A. (1994). "The larva of Neopetalia punctata and establishment of Austropetaliidae fam. nov. (Odonata)". Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 96 (1): 147–155 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  4. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.