Scientific Publications


  • BECHLY, G. (1993a): Fossil odonates in dominican and baltic amber. - Argia5(1): 13-15. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (1993b): A brief report of an ongoing cladistic study on the phylogenetic relationships of the fossil and extant odonate family group taxa. - Petalura1: 19-20.
  • BECHLY, G. (1993c): Review of: CARPENTER, F. (1992): Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part R. Arthropoda. Vol. 4(3) and 4(4). Superclass Hexapoda. - Petalura1: 23-25.
  • BECHLY, G. (1993d): Review of: NEL, A. et al. (1993): Les "Anisozygoptera" fossiles - Phylogénie et classification (Odonata). - Petalura1: 25-28.
  • BECHLY, G. (1994): Morphologische Untersuchungen am Flügelgeäder der rezenten Libellen und deren Stammgruppenvertreter (Insecta; Pterygota; Odonata) unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Phylogenetischen Systematik und des Grundplanes der *Odonata [Morphological analysis of the wing venation of extant dragonflies and their stemgroup representatives (Insecta; Pterygota; Odonata) with special reference to phylogenetic systematics and the groundplan of crowngroup Odonata]. - unpubl. diploma thesis, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen; 341 pp., 3 tabls, 111 figs.
  • BECHLY, G. (1995): Morphologische Untersuchungen am Flügelgeäder der rezenten Libellen und deren Stammgruppenvertreter (Insecta; Pterygota; Odonata) unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Phylogenetischen Systematik und des Grundplanes der *Odonata [Morphological analysis of the wing venation of extant dragonflies and their stemgroup representatives (Insecta; Pterygota; Odonata) with special reference to phylogenetic systematics and the groundplan of crowngroup Odonata]. - Petalura, special-volume 1: 341 pp., 3 tabls, 111 figs (publication of diploma thesis). [PDF 116 MB]
  • BECHLY, G. (1996a): Morphologische Untersuchungen am Flügelgeäder der rezenten Libellen und deren Stammgruppenvertreter (Insecta; Pterygota; Odonata) unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Phylogenetischen Systematik und des Grundplanes der *Odonata. - Petalura, spec. vol. 2: 402 pp, 3 tabls, 111 figs (revised edition with 60 pages English appendix on the phylogenetic system of odonates).
  • BECHLY, G. (1996b): Fossil odonates in Tertiary amber. - Petalura2 [electronical journal on the InternetPDF].
  • BECHLY, G. (1996c): Review of: SANTANA 1.0 (1996): CD-ROM by digital-fossil. - Petalura[electronical journal on the Internet].
  • BECHLY, G. (1996d): Review of: Biologie und Ökologie der Insekten (1996): CD-ROM by Gustav Fischer Verlag. - Petalura2 [electronical journal on the Internet].
  • BECHLY, G. (1997a): Zur Geschichte und aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Großgruppen-Systematik der Libellen. - 16. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen, 14.-16. März 1997 Nürnberg, Tagungsband.
  • BECHLY, G. (1997b): Die Libellen (und einige andere fossile Insekten) aus der Unterkreide von Brasilien (Santana). - 4. Fachgespräch "Fossile Insekten", Clausthal-Zellerfeld, 28-29 Juni 1997, Abstracts.
  • BECHLY, G. (1997c): A glossary of phylogenetic systematics with a critic of mainstream cladism. - Inclusion Wrostek26: 20-22, 23-24
  • BECHLY, G. (1997d): Dragonflies from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil. - Inclusion Wrostek27: 9.
  • BECHLY, G. (1997e): Dragonflies from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil. - Meganeura1: 27-28. [RTF]
  • BECHLY, G. (1997f): Exhibition in Germany: Lower Cretaceous Santana formation. - Meganeura1: 22-23. [RTF]
  • BECHLY, G. (1997g): Palaeoentomological/entomological association web sites. - Meganeura1: 19.
  • BECHLY, G. (1997h): New CD-ROM. - Meganeura1: 18. [RTF]
  • BECHLY, G. (1997i): New fossil odonates from the Upper Triassic of Italy, with a redescription of Italophlebia gervasuttii Whalley, and a reclassification of Triassic dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata). - Riv. Mus. civ. Sc. Nat. "E. Caffi" Bergamo19: 31-70. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (1998 anonymous): Ein Hauch von Unsterblichkeit - Namenspatenschaften für Santana-Insekten. - Fossilien1/98: 3 [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (1998a): Santana - Die Schatzkammer fossiler Insekten aus der Unterkreide Brasiliens. - Fossilien2/98: 95-99. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (1998b): Santana - Forschungsgeschichte und Fauna. - Fossilien3/98: 148-156. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (1998c): [Santana - Eldorado of Mesozoischer fossils]. - Taipei '98 Natural History Show, (Catalogue) 1998: 148-156 [In Chinese]. [PDF (with English translation appended)]
  • BECHLY, G. (1998d): New fossil dragonflies from the Lower Cretaceous Santana Formation of north-east Brazil (Insecta: Odonata). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B264: 66 pp., 1 tab., 39 figs. [PDF 27.5 MB]
  • BECHLY, G. (1998e): New fossil damselflies from Baltic amber, with description of a new species, a redescription of Litheuphaea carpenteri Fraser, and a discussion on the phylogeny of Epallagidae (Zygoptera: Caloptera). - Int. J. Odonatol. (Pantala)1(1): 33-63. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (1998f): A revision of the fossil dragonfly genus Urogomphus, with description of a new species (Insecta: Odonata: Pananisoptera: Aeschnidiidae). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B270: 47 pp., 34 figs. [PDF 20.8 MB]
  • BECHLY, G. (1998g): Juracordulia schiemenzi gen. et. sp. nov., Eine neue Libelle aus den Solnhofener Plattenkalken (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera). - Archaeopteryx16: 29-36. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (1999a, submitted 1998): Phylogeny and systematics of fossil dragonflies (Insecta: Odonatoptera) with special reference to some Mesozoic outcrops. - Ph.D. thesis, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen; x + 755 pp., 4 tabs, 143 textfigs, 70 pls.
  • BECHLY, G. (1999b): Epallagidae versus Euphaeidae revisited. - Int. J. Odonatol.2(2): 137-139. [PDF (incl. discussions by Dumont and Trueman]
  • BECHLY, G. (2000a): Theses in palaeoentomology and entomology - Bechly, G. 1999. - Meganeura5  [electronical newsletter on the Internet].
  • BECHLY, G. (2000b): Two new fossil dragonfly species (Insecta: Odonata: Pananisoptera: Aeschnidiidae and Aktassiidae) from the Solnhofen Lithographic Limestones (Upper Jurassic of Germany). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.288: 1-9. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2000c): Mainstream Cladistics versus Hennigian Phylogenetic Systematics. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. A.613: 1-11. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2000d): [Book Review] W. WEITSCHAT, W. WICHARD. Atlas der Pflanzen und Tiere im Baltischen Bernstein. - Naturwiss. Rdsch.53(11): 593-594.
  • BECHLY, G. (2000e): Two new fossil dragonfly species (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera: Araripegomphidae and Lindeniidae) from the Crato Limestone (Lower Cretaceous, Brazil). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.296: 1-16. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2000f): A new fossil damselfly species (Insecta: Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae: Ischnurinae) from Dominican Amber. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.299: 1-9. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2001a): A new species of Cymatophlebia (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera: Cymatophlebiidae) from the Solnhofen Lithographic Limestone (Upper Jurassic, Germany). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.301: 1-5. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2001b): [Book Review] G. und B. KRUMBIEGEL: Faszination Bernstein. Kleinod aus der Wunderkammer der Natur. - Naturwiss. Rdsch., 54(9) Nr. 639: 497-498. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2002 anonymous): Die Evolution der Insekten. - Fossilien4/02: 202-203 [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2003a): Trilobiten - Cheliceraten - Insekten. - pp. 208-219, 221-225, and 241-247 in: URLICHS, M. & ZIEGLER, B.: Farbatlas Fossilien. - Ulmer, Stuttgart. [Amazon]
  • BECHLY, G. (2003b): [Book Review] E. Geirnaert: L'Ambre Miel de Fortune et Mémoire de Vie. - Fossilien3/03: 140. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2003c): Description of a new species of Nannogomphus (Insecta: Odonata: Nannogomphidae) from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone in Germany. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.339: 1-6. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2003d): The phylogenetic relationships of the three extant suborders of Odonata. - Ent. Abh.61(2): 127-128. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2003e): Odonatology Website [offline version 2002]. In: SCHORR, M. & LINDEBOOM, M. (eds) (2003): Dragonfly Research 1.2003. Zerf - Tübingen (ISSN 1438-034x) (CD-ROM).
  • BECHLY, G. (2004a): Evolution and systematics. - pp. 7-16 in: HUTCHINS, M., EVANS, A.V., GARRISON, R.W. & SCHLAGER, N. (eds): Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. 2nd Edition. Volume 3, Insects. 472 pp. - Gale Group, Farmington Hills, MI. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2004b): News - Abstracts of the 7th annual congress of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS, Society for Biological Systematics). - Org. Divers. & Evol. 4: 365. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (ed.) (2004c): Abstracts of the 7th Annual Congress of the GfBS (Society for Biological Systematics). - Org. Divers. & Evol. 4Electr. Suppl. 6: 1-117. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2005a): A re-description of "Stenophlebia" casta (Insecta: Odonata: Parastenophlebiidae n. fam) from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone in Germany. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B359: 1-12. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2005b): A new fossil dragonfly (Anisoptera: Corduliidae) from the Paleocene Fur Formation (Mo clay) of Denmark. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B358: 1-7. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. et al. (2005): Poster and Abstract "Multidisciplinary Paleontological Research at the Late Miocene (MN9) Locality of Höwenegg (Baden-Württemberg)" for the Paläontologische Gesellschaft Meeting (Graz, Aug. 2005) and RCMNS Meeting (Vienna, 2005).
  • BECHLY, G. (2006a): [Book review] Jörg Wunderlich - Fossil spiders in amber and copal - Fossile Spinnen in Bernstein und Kopal. - Naturwiss. Rdsch.59/12: 692. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2006b): New results about the arthropod fauna from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil. - Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs38/7: 381. [Abstract, PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2007a): [Book review] Günther Theischinger & John Hawking (2006): The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. - Aquatic Insects29(1): 75-76. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2007b): [Book review] Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder & Jerry A. Louton (2006): Dragonfly Genera of the New World. - Aquatic Insects29(1): 72-75. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2007c): New fossil Odonata from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil. - 5th International symposium of Odonatology, 16-20 April 2007, Swakopmund, Abstracts: 6. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2007d): Insects of the Crato Formation. Chapter 11.1 Introduction. - pp 142-149 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2007e): Chapter 11.5 Odonata: damselflies and dragonflies. - pp 184-222 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2007f): Chapter 11.8 "Blattaria": cockroaches and roachoids. - pp. 239-249 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2007g): Chapter 11.9 Isoptera: termites. - pp. 249-262 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2007h): Chapter 11.10 Chresmododea: fossil "water striders". - pp. 262-265 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2007i): Chapter 11.19 Mecoptera: scorpionflies. - pp. 365-369 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.[PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2007j): Chapter 11.21 Trichoptera and Lepidoptera: caddisflies and butterflies. - pp. 387-393 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2009): Der neue Baum des Lebens. - pp. 148-171 in: SCHMID, U. & BECHLY, G. (eds): Evolution - Der Fluss des Lebens. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. C.66/67: 1-192. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2010a): Fossile Insekten aus den Plattenkalken der Crato-Formation. - Messekatalog Mineralientage München2010: 105-111. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2010b): Additions to the fossil dragonfly fauna of the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil (Insecta: Odonata). - Palaeodiversity3 (Supplement "Contributions to the WILLI-HENNIG-Symposium on Phylogenetics and Evolution, University of Hohenheim, 29 September - 2 October 2009"): 11-77. [PDF; highres PDF 126 MB]
  • BECHLY, G. (2012a): [Book review] Wasserinsekten im Baltischen Bernstein. - Fossilien1/12: 124. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2012b): An interesting new fossil relict damselfly (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionoidea) from Eocene Baltic amber. - Palaeodiversity5: 51-55. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2013a): The relevance of palaeontological data for understanding the age and origin of extant odonates. - ICO 2013 Book of Abstracts2013: 14. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2013b): [Book review] Max J. Kobbert "Wunderwelt Bernstein - Faszinierende Fossilien in 3-D". - Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau8/13 (Nr. 782): 428-429. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. (2015a): [Chapter] Insekten (Hexapoda). - pp. 239-270 in: ARRATIA, G., SCHULTZE, H.P., TISCHLINGER, H. & VIOHL, G. (eds): Solnhofen - Ein Fenster in die Jurazeit. 2 vols. 620 pp., 996 color figs, 97 b+w figs, 5 tbls. - Pfeil Verlag, Munich. [Webpage]
  • BECHLY, G. (2015b): [Chapter] Eichelwürmer (Hemichordata: Enteropneusta). - p. 324 in: ARRATIA, G., SCHULTZE, H.P., TISCHLINGER, H. & VIOHL, G. (eds): Solnhofen - Ein Fenster in die Jurazeit. 2 vols. 620 pp., 996 color figs, 97 b+w figs, 5 tbls. - Pfeil Verlag, Munich. [Webpage, PDF excerpt with title, contents, and all cited literature]
  • BECHLY, G. (2015c): Fossile Libellennachweise aus Deutschland (Odonatoptera). - In: BROCKHAUS, T. et al. (2015): Atlas der Libellen Deutschlands (Odonata). - Libellula Supplement, 14: 423-464. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G., DIETL, G. & SCHWEIGERT, G.(2003): A new species of Stenophlebia (Insecta: Odonata: Stenophlebiidae) from the Nusplingen Lithographic Limestone (Upper Jurassic, SW Germany). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.338: 1-10. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & FRICKHINGER, K.A. (1999): Kragentiere Eichelwürmer. pp. 76-79 in: FRICKHINGER, K.A. (1999): Die Fossilien von Solnhofen. - Goldschneck, Korb. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & KIN, A. (2013): First record of the fossil dragonfly family Eumorbaeschnidae (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera) from the Upper Jurassic of Poland. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica58(1): 121-124. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & MAKARKIN, V. (2015): A new giantic lacewing species (Insecta: Neuroptera) from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil confirms the occurrence of Kalligrammatidae in the New World. - Cretaceous Research58(online 2015, print 2016): 135-140. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & NOSE, M. (2015): Eichelwurm. - Fossilien2: 5-6. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & POINAR, G. jr. (2013): Burmaphlebia reifi gen. et sp. nov., the first anisozygopteran damsel-dragonfly (Odonata: Epiophlebioptera: Burmaphlebiidae fam. nov.) from Early Cretaceous Burmese amber. - Historical Biology25(2): 233-237. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & SACH, V. (2002): An interesting new fossil dragonfly (Anisoptera: Libellulidae: Brachydiplacini) from the Miocene of Germany, with a discussion on the phylogeny of Tetrathemistinae and a fossil list for the locality Heggbach. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.325: 1-11. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & SCHWEIGERT, G. (2000): The first fossil hanging flies (Insecta: Mecoptera: Raptipedia: Cimbrophlebiidae and Bittacidae) from the limestones of Solnhofen and Nusplingen (Upper Jurassic of Germany). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.287: 1-18. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & SCHWEIGERT, G. (2014): Die männermordende Diva. - Fossilien3(2014): 8-11. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & STOCKAR, R. (2011): The first Mesozoic record of the extinct apterygote insect genus Dasyleptus (Insecta: Archaeognatha: Monura: Dasyleptidae) from the Triassic of Monte San Giorgio (Switzerland). - Palaeodiversity4: 23-37. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & SZWEDO, J. (2007): Chapter 11.14 Coleorrhyncha: moss bugs. - pp. 313-317 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & UEDA, K. (2002): The first fossil record and first New World record for the dragonfly clade Chlorogomphida (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera: Araripechlorogomphidae n. fam.) from the Crato Limestone (Lower Cretaceous, Brazil). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.328: 1-11. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & WICHARD, W. (2008): Damselfly and dragonfly nymphs in Eocene Baltic amber (Insecta: Odonata), with aspects of their palaeobiology. -Palaeodiversity1: 37-74. [PDF 32.4 MB]
  • BECHLY, G. & WITTMANN, M. (2000): Two new tropical bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae - Xylastodorinae and Hypsipterygidae) from Baltic amber. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.289: 1-11. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G. & WOLF-SCHWENNINGER, K.(2011): A new fossil genus and species of snakefly (Raphidioptera: Mesoraphidiidae) from Lower Cretaceous Lebanon amber, with a discussion on snakefly phylogeny and fossil history. - Insect Systematics & Evolution42(2): 221-236. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G., HAAS, F., SCHAWALLER, W., SCHMALFUSS, H. & SCHMID, U. (2001): Ur-Geziefer - Die faszinierende Evolution der Insekten. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. C49: 96 pp., 81 figs. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G., BRAUCKMANN, C., ZESSIN, W. & GRÖNING, E. (2001): New results concerning the morphology of the most ancient dragonflies (Insecta: Odonatoptera) from the Namurian of Hagen-Vorhalle (Germany). - J. zool. Syst. evol. Res.39(2001): 209-226. [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G., NEL, A. & MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X. (1996): Redescription of Nannogomphus bavaricusHandlirsch, 1906-1908 from the Upper Jurassic of Germany, with an analysis of its phylogenetic position (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae or Libelluloidea). - Archaeopteryx14(1996): 51-66 (with German translation). [PDF]
  • BECHLY, G., NEL, A., MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X., JARZEMBOWSKI, E.A., CORAM, R., MARTILL, D., FLECK, G., ESCUILLIÉ, F., WISSHAK, M.M. & MAISCH, M. (2001): A revision and phylogenetic study of Mesozoic Aeshnoptera, with description of several new families, genera and species (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera). - N. paläont. Abh.4: 219 pp., 137 text-figs, 48 pls. [PDF 62.5 MB]
  • BECHLY, G., NEL, A., MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X. & FLECK, G. (1998): Four new dragonfly species from the Upper Jurassic of Germany and the Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia (Anisoptera: Hemeroscopidae, Sonidae, and Proterogomphidae fam. nov.). - Odonatologica27(2): 149-187. [PDF]
  • CATERINO, M.S., WOLF-SCHWENNINGER, K. & BECHLY, G. (2015): Cretonthophilus tuberculatus, a remarkable new genus and species of hister beetle (Coleoptera: Histeridae) from Cretaceous Burmese amber. - Zootaxa, 4052(2): 241-245. [PDF]
  • DIJKSTRA, K.-D.B., BECHLY, G. BYBEE, S.N., DOW, R.A., DUMONT, H.J., FLECK, G., GARRISON, R.W., HÄMÄLÄINEN, M., KALKMAN, V.J., KARUBE, H., MAY, M.L., ORR, A.G., PAULSON, D., REHN, A.C., THEISCHINGER, G., TRUEMAN, J.W.H., TOL, J.v., von ELLENRIEDER, N. & WARE, J. (2013): The classification of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata). - Zootaxa3703(1): 036-045. [PDF]
  • DELCLÒS, X., NEL, A., AZAR, D., BECHLY, G., DUNLOP, J.A., ENGEL, M.S. & HEADS, S. (2008): The enigmatic Mesozoic insect taxon Chresmodidae (Polyneoptera): New palaeobiological and phylogenetic data, with the description of a new species from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil. - Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen247(3): 353-381. [PDF]
  • DUNLOP, J.A. & BECHLY, G. (2015): [Chapter] Kieferklauenträger (Chelicerata). - pp. 292-298 in: ARRATIA, G., SCHULTZE, H.P., TISCHLINGER, H. & VIOHL, G. (eds): Solnhofen - Ein Fenster in die Jurazeit. 2 vols. 620 pp., 996 color figs, 97 b+w figs, 5 tbls. - Pfeil Verlag, Munich. [Webpage]
  • DUNLOP, J.A., BIRD, T.L., BROOKHART, J.O. & BECHLY, G. (2015): A camel spider from Cretaceous Burmese amber. - Cretaceous Research56: 265-273. [PDF]
  • FET, V. & BECHLY, G. (2000): Case 3120. Ischnurainae Fraser, 1957 (Insecta, Odonata): proposed conservation as the correct spelling of Ischnurinae to remove homonymy with Ischnuridae Simon, 1879 (Arachnida, Scorpiones). - Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature57(1): 26-28. [PDF and Opinion 2037]
  • FET, V. & BECHLY, G. (2001): Case 3120a - Liochelidae, fam. nov. (Scorpiones): proposed introduction as a substitute name for Ischnuridae Simon, 1879, as an alternative to the suggested emendment of Ischnurinae Fraser, 1957 (Insecta, Odonata) to Ischnurainae in order to remove homonymy. - Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature58(4): 280-281. [PDF and Opinion 2037]
  • FLECK, G., BECHLY, G., MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X., JARZEMBOWSKI, E.A., CORAM, R. & NEL, A. (2003): Phylogeny and classification of the Stenophlebioptera (Odonata: Epiproctophora). - Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, n.s. 39(1): 55-93. [PDF]
  • FLECK, G., BECHLY, G., MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X., JARZEMBOWSKI, E. & NEL, A. (2004): A revision of the Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous dragonfly family Tarsophlebiidae, with a discussion on the phylogenetic positions of the Tarsophlebiidae and Sieblosiidae (Insecta, Odonatoptera, Panodonata). -Geodiversitas26(1): 33-60. [PDF]
  • FLECK, G., NEL, A., BECHLY, G. & ESCUILLIÉ, F. (2002): The larvae of the Mesozoic family Aeschnidiidae and their phylogenetic implications (Insecta, Odonata, Anisoptera). - Palaeontology45(1): 165-184. [PDF]
  • FLECK, G., NEL, A., BECHLY, G. & MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X. (2001): Revision and phylogenetic affinities of the Jurassic Steleopteridae Handlirsch, 1906 (Odonata: Zygoptera). - Insect Systematics & Evolution32: 285-305. [PDF]
  • FLECK, G., NEL, A., BECHLY, G., DELCLÒS, X., JARZEMBOWSKI, E.A. & CORAM, R. (2008): New Lower Cretaceous 'libelluloid' dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata: Cavilabiata) with notes about estimated divergence dates for this group. - Palaeodiversity1: 19-36. [PDF]
  • GREENWALT, D.E. & BECHLY, G. (2014): A re-description of the fossil damselfly Eolestes syntheticus Cockerell, 1940 (Odonata: Zygoptera: Eolestidae n. fam.) with description of new taxa from the Eocene of North America. - Zootaxa3887(2): 138-156. [PDF]
  • HUANG, D., AZAR, D., CAI, C., MAKSOUD, S., NEL, A., BECHLY, G. (2017):  Mesomegaloprepidae, a remarkable new damselfly family (Hexapoda: Odonata: Zygoptera) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. - Cretaceous Research, 73: 1-13. [PDF]
  • HUANG, D., BECHLY, G., NEL, P., ENGEL, M.S., PROKOP, J., AZAR, D., CAI, C.-Y., VAN DE KAMP, T., STANICZEK, A., GARROUSTE, R., KROGMANN, L., DOS SANTOS ROLO, T., BAUMBACH, T., OHLHOFF, R., SHMAKOV, A., BOURGOIN, T. & NEL, A. (2016): New fossil insect order Permopsocida elucidates major radiation and evolution of suction feeding in hemimetabolous insects (Hexapoda: Acercaria). - Scientific Reports, 6: 23004. [PDF incl. SI]
  • HUANG, D., CAI, C., NEL, A. & BECHLY, G. (2017): A new dragonfly family from the mid Cretaceous Burmese amber (Odonata: Aeshnoptera: Burmaeshnidae). - Cretaceous Research, 78: 8-12. [PDF]
  • HUGUET, A., NEL, A., MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X., BECHLY, G. & MARTINS-NETO, R. (2002): Preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Protanisoptera (Insecta: Odonatoptera) [Essai d'analyse phylogénétique des Protanisoptera (Insecta: Odonatoptera)]. - Geobios35: 537-560. [PDF]
  • JARZEMBOWSKI, E.A., MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X., BECHLY, G., NEL, A., CORAM, R. & ESCUILLÉ, F. (1998): The Mesozoic non-calopterygoid Zygoptera: descriptions of new genera and species from the Lower Cretaceous of England and Brazil and their phylogenetic significance (Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionoidea, Hemiphlebioidea, Lestoidea). - Cretaceous Research19: 403-444. [PDF]
  • JATTIOT, R., BECHLY, G., GARROUSTE, R. & NEL, A. (2012): An enigmatic Nepoidea from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). - Cretaceous Research34: 344-347. [PDF].
  • KAUR KOHLI, M., WARE, J.L. & BECHLY, G. (2016): How to date a dragonfly: Fossil calibrations for odonates. - Palaeontologia Electronica, 19.1.1FC: 1-14. [PDF]
  • KROGMANN, L., ENGEL, M.S., BECHLY, G. & NEL, A. (2013, iFirst 2012): Lower Cretaceous origin of long-distance mate finding behaviour in Hymenoptera (Insecta). - Journal of Systematic Palaeontology11(1): 83-89. [PDF]
  • MARTILL, D.M. & BECHLY, G. (2007): Chapter 1 Introduction. - pp 3-7 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & HEADS, S.W.(2007): Appendix: species list for the Crato Formation. - pp. 582-607 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp., 80 line diagrams 100 half-tones and 32 colour plates - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [CUPGoogle Books(DISCLAIMER: Avoid the Kindle ebook, because its illustrations are of so poor quality to be unusable, and also avoid the paperback edition, which has the color plates only in b/w!)
  • MARTINS-NETO, R.G., HEADS, S. & BECHLY, G. (2007): Chapter 11.16 Neuropterida: snakeflies, dobsonflies and lacewings. - pp. 328-340 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • MAXWELL, E., ALEXANDER, S., BECHLY, G., ECK, K., FREY, E., GRIMM, K., KOVAR-EDER, J., MAYR, G., MICKLICH, N., RASSER, M., RODRIGO, B.S., ROTH-NEBELSICK, A., SCHOCH, R., SCHWEIGERT, G., STINNESBECK, W., WOLF-SCHWENNINGER, K. & ZIEGLER, R. (2016): The Rauenberg fossil Lagerstätte (Baden-Württemberg, Germany): a window into early Oligocene marine and coastal ecosystems of Central Europe. - Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 463: 238-260. [PDF]
  • MÖSTEL, C., SCHORR, M. & BECHLY, G. (2017): A new stem-coenagrionoid genus of damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera) from mid- Cretaceous Burmese amber. - Zootaxa, 4243(1): 177-186. [PDF]
  • NEL, A. & BECHLY, G. (2009): The third petalurid dragonfly from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil (Odonata: Cretapetaluridae). - Annales Zoologici59(3): 281-285. [PDF]
  • NEL, A., BECHLY, G., GARROUSTE, R., POHL, B. & ESCUILLIÉ, F. (2005): A new extraordinary neuropterid family from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil: a new insect order? (Insecta, Neuropterida). - Cretaceous Research26: 845-852. [PDF]
  • NEL, A., BECHLY, G., JARZEMBOWSKI, E. & MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X. (1998): A revision of the fossil petalurid dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera: Petalurida). - Paleontologia Lombarda, N.s., 10: 68 pp., 2 tabs, 59 figs. [PDF]
  • NEL, A., BECHLY, G. & MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X. (1996): A new genus and species of Aeschnidiidae (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera) from the Solnhofen Limestone, Upper Jurassic, Germany. - Senckenbergiana lethaea76(1/2): 175-179. [PDF]
  • NEL, A., BECHLY, G. & MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X. (2001): A new fossil dragonfly from the Upper Jurassic in Germany (Odonata: Anisoptera: Protolindeniidae). - Revue francaise d'Entomologie23(4): 257-261. [PDF]
  • NEL, A., BECHLY, G., MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X. & FLECK, G. (2001): A new family of Anisoptera from the Upper Jurassic of Karatau in Kazakhstan (Insecta: Odonata: Juragomphidae n. fam.). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.314: 1-9. [PDF]
  • NEL, A. & BECHLY, G. & DELCLÒS, X. & HUANG, D.-Y. (2009): New and poorly known Mesozoic damsel-dragonflies (Odonata: Isophlebioidea: Campterophlebiidae, Isophlebiidae). - Palaeodiversity2: 209-232 [PDF]
  • NEL, A., BETHOUX, O., BECHLY, G., MARTÍNEZ-DELCLÒS, X. & PAPIER, F. (2001): The Permo-Triassic Odonatoptera of the "protodonate" grade (Insecta: Odonatoptera). - Annales de la Société Entomologique de France , (N.S.) 37(4): 501-525. [PDF]
  • NEL, A., GARROUSTE, R., BECHLY, G., POHL, B. & ESCUILLIÉ, F. (2006): Rafaeliana, a replacement generic name for Rafaelia Nel et al, 2005 (Neuropterida). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France111(2): 190. [PDF]
  • NEL, A., BECHLY, G., PROKOP, J., BÉTHOUX, O. & FLECK, G. (2012): Systematics and evolution of Palaeozoic and Mesozoic damselfly-like Odonatoptera of the "protozygopteran" grade. - Journal of Paleontology86(1): 81-104. [PDF 21.7 MB].
  • OLMI, M. & BECHLY, G. (2001): New parasitic wasps from Baltic amber (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Dryinidae). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.306: 1-58. [PDF]
  • PETRULEVICIUS, J.F., NEL, A., RUST, J., BECHLY, G. & KOHLS, D. (2007): New Paleogene Epallagidae (Insecta: Odonata) recorded in North America and Europe. Biogeographic implications. - Alavesia1: 15-25. [PDF]
  • PINKERT, S., BECHLY, G. & NEL, A. (2017): First record of hawker dragonflies from Eocene Baltic amber (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphaeschnidae). - Zootaxa, 4272(2): 263-275. [PDF]
  • POINAR, G. jr., BECHLY, G. & BUCKLEY, R.(2010): First record of Odonata and a new subfamily of damselflies from Early Cretaceous Burmese amber. - Palaeodiversity3: 15-22. [PDF]
  • POPOV, Y.A. & BECHLY, G. (2007): Chapter 11.15 Heteroptera: bugs. - pp. 317-328 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • PROBST, E. feat. BECHLY, G. (2011): Wer war der Stammvater der Insekten? Interview mit dem Stuttgarter Biologen und Paläontologen Dr. Günter Bechly. - GRIN Verlag, München: 107 pp. [Webpage]
  • RASSER, M.W., BECHLY, G. BÖTTCHER, R., EBNER, M., HEIZMANN, E.P.J., HÖLTKE, O., JOACHIM, C., KERN, A., KOVAR-EDER, J., NEBELSICK, J.H., ROTH-NEBELSICK, A., SCHOCH, R.R., SCHWEIGERT, G. & ZIEGLER, R. (2013): The Randeck Maar: Palaeoenvironment and habitat differentiation of a Miocene lacustrine system. - Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology392: 426-453. [PDF]
  • RASSER, M.W., BECHLY, G., BÖTTCHER, R., EBNER, M., HEIZMANN, E.P.J., HÖLTKE, O., JOACHIM, C., KERN, A.K., KOVAR-EDER, J., NEBELSICK, J.H., ROTH-NEBELSICK, A., SCHOCH, R.R., SCHWEIGERT, G. & ZIEGLER, R. (2014): Lebensraum Randecker Maar: Ein Fenster in das Mittelmiozäne Klimaoptimum. - Jahreshefte der Gesellschaft für Naturkunde in Württemberg, 171: 231-236, 4 pls.
  • SCHÄDEL, M. & BECHLY, G. (2016): First record of Anisoptera (Insecta: Odonata) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. - Zootaxa4103(6): 537-549. [PDF]
  • SCHMID, U. & BECHLY, G. (2009) (eds): Evolution - Der Fluss des Lebens. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. C.66/67: 197 pp. (second revised edition published 2010) [PDF (reduced quality), review in Spektrum der Wissenschaft]
  • SCHWEIGERT, G. & BECHLY, G. (2001): Bibliographie zur Geologie und Paläontologie des Randecker Maars (Unter-Miozän, Südwestdeutschland) 1825-2000. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.302: 1-12. [PDF]
  • SCHWERMANN, A.H., DOS SANTOS ROLO, T., CATERINO, M.S., BECHLY, G., SCHMIED, H., BAUMBACH, T. & VAN DE KAMP, T. (2016): Preservation of three-dimensional anatomy in phosphatized fossil arthropods enriches evolutionary inference. - eLife5: e12129. [PDF]
  • SCHWERMANN, A.H., WUTTKE, M., SANTOS ROLO, T.d., CATERINO, M.S., BECHLY, G., SCHMIED, H., BAUMBACH, T. & VAN DE KAMP, T. (2016): The fossil insects of the Quercy region: a historical review. - Entomologie heute, 28: 127-142. [PDF]
  • SKARTVEIT, J. & BECHLY, G. (2013): First record of the march fly genus Plecia (Diptera: Bibionidae) in Dominican amber. - Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen269/1: 97-100. [PDF]
  • SROKA, P., STANICZEK, A.H. & BECHLY, G. (2014): Revision of the giant pterygote insect Bojophlebia prokopi Kukalová-Peck, 1985 (Insecta: Hydropalaeoptera) from the Carboniferous of the Czech Republic. - Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 13(11): 963-982. [PDF].
  • STANICZEK, A.H. & BECHLY, G. (2002): First fossil record of the mayfly family Baetiscidae from Baltic amber (Insecta: Ephemeroptera). - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B.322: 1-11. [official PDF with an erroneous duplicate figure, and corrected PDF with color figures]
  • STANICZEK, A.H. & BECHLY, G. (2007): Chapter 11.2 Apterygota: primarily wingless insects. - pp. 149-154 in: MARTILL, D.M., BECHLY, G. & LOVERIDGE, R.F. (eds) (2007): The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World. xvi + 625 pp. - Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. [PDF]
  • STANICZEK, A.H., BECHLY, G. & GODUNKO, R.J. (2011): Coxoplectoptera, a new fossil order of Palaeoptera (Arthropoda: Insecta), with comments on the phylogeny of the stem group of mayflies (Ephemeroptera). - Insect Systematics & Evolution42: 101-138. [PDF 45.6 MB]
  • STANICZEK, A.H., SROKA, P. & BECHLY, G. (2014): Neither silverfish nor fowl: The enigmatic Carboniferous Carbotriplura kukalovae Kluge, 1996 (Insecta: Carbotriplurida) is the putative fossil sister group to winged insects (Insecta: Pterygota). - Systematic Entomology39(4): 619-632. [PDF]
  • VRŠANSKÝ, P. & BECHLY, G. (2015): New predatory cockroaches (Insecta: Blattaria: Manipulatoridae fam.n.) from the Upper Cretaceous Myanmar amber. - Geologica Carphatica66(2): 133-138. [PDF]
  • ZIEGLER, R. & BECHLY, G. (2009): Von Darwin zur afrikanischen Eva - Ursprung und Entwicklung des Menschen. - pp. 136-147 in: SCHMID, U. & BECHLY, G. (eds): Evolution - Der Fluss des Lebens. - Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. C.66/67: 1-192. [PDF]
  • ZESSIN, W., BECHLY, G., BRAUCKMANN, C. & GRÖNING, E. (2001): Some new results concerning the morphology of the oldest dragonflies (Insecta: Odonatoptera) from the Namurian of Hagen-Vorhalle (Germany). - The Fifteenth International Symposium of Odonatology, Abstracts of Paper [sic!], Societas Internationalis Odonatologica (S. I. O.), Novosibirsk, Russia, July 9-19, 2001: 18-19. 




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