Crato (Baraffe 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 (Araripe 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

Collection methods: Specimens in private collection of M. Baraffe in Paris

Primary reference: A. Nel and J. C. Paicheler. 1994. Les Gomphidae fossiles, un inventaire critique (Odonata: Gomphidae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 30:55-77 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 125509: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.03.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Odonata - Araripegomphidae
Araripegomphus cretacicus n. gen. n. sp. Nel and Paicheler 1994 true dragonfly