The new taxa are described and illustrated on the basis of holotype material from the Upper Jura (?) – Lower Cretaceous deposits of the area of the northern Abu Ras – Saad Plateaus. Egypt. The types are preserved in the Technische Universität Berlin, under the resp. Inventory Nos Acs UK ARP I, and Go UK ARP 1. In the configuration of the triangular space. Aegyptidium shows affinities to Aeschnidiopsis from Lower Cretaceous of Australia. The Gondvanogomphus affinities are not clear; the new genus is clearly distinct from Nannogomphus (Upper Jurassic of Bavaria), and from an undescribed form from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil. Some zoogcographic considerations arc given, and some aspects of the continental drift arc discussed.


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T. Schlüter, & M. Hartung. (1982). Aegyptidium aburasiensis gen. nov., spec. nov. (Aeschnidiidae) und Gondvanogomphus bartheli gen. nov., spec. nov. (Gomphidae) aus mutmasslicher Unterkreide Südwest-Ägyptens (Anisoptera). Odonatologica, 11(4), 297–307.