Crato (SMF collection) (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Where: Ceará, Brazil (7.1° S, 39.7° W: paleocoordinates 8.6° S, 8.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Crato Formation (Santana Group), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified carbonate

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the SMF

• Specimens in Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Frankfurt a. M., Germany. Specimens were presumably purchased or donated.

Primary reference: G. Bechly. 2010. Additions to the fossil dragonfly fauna from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil (Insecta: Odonata). Palaeodiversity 3(Supplement):11-77 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122921: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 07.01.2012, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ephemerida -
Cretereisma sp.2 Willmann 2007 mayfly
 Ephemeroptera - Hexagenitidae
Protoligoneuria limai2 Demoulin 1955 mayfly
 Ephemeroptera - Baetiscidae
Protobaetisca bechlyi3 Staniczek 2007 armored mayfly
 Odonata - Proterogomphidae
Paracordulagomphus divergens n. sp. Bechly 2010 true dragonfly
SMF VI 876/877 (old O38a/b)
Paracordulagomphus aberrans n. gen. n. sp. Bechly 2010 true dragonfly
SMF VI 1043 (old N40), 1044 (old Q86)
Cordulagomphus (Procordulagomphus) senckenbergi n. sp.1 Bechly 1998 true dragonfly
SMF old C7
Cordulagomphus (Procordulagomphus) xavieri2 Nel and Escuillé 1994 true dragonfly
SMF Q79, Q82
Cratogomphus erraticus Bechly 2010 true dragonfly
SMF VI 1046 (old MSF O40)
Pauciphlebia novaolindense n. gen. n. sp. Bechly 2010 true dragonfly
SMF VI 1045 (old N34)
 Odonata - Cretapetaluridae
Eotanypteryx paradoxa n. gen. n. sp.
Eotanypteryx paradoxa n. gen. n. sp. Bechly 2007 true dragonfly
SMF VI 853/4 (old Q90/Q68)
 Odonata - Thaumatoneuridae
Euarchistigma marialuiseae n. sp. Bechly 2007 damselfly
SMF VI 837 (old Q56), VI 838 (old O35, not Q87)
Euarchistigma atrophium Carle and Wighton 1990 damselfly
SMF VI 836
 Alienoptera - Umenocoleidae
Cratovitisma oldreadi2 Bechly 2007 winged insect
 Zygentoma - Lepismatidae
Lepismatidae indet.4 Latreille 1802 silverfish
SMF B99 (four specimens mentioned in Staniczek & Bechly, 2007)