Crato (Wunderlich collection) (Cretaceous of Brazil)

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

• coordinate estimated from map

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

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified lime mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts, replaced with limonite, replaced with other

Collection methods: Material in private collection of Jörg Wunderlich

Primary reference: P. A. Selden and W. A. Shear. 1996. The first mesozoic Solifugae (Arachnida), from the Cretaceous of Brazil, and a redescription of the Palaeozoic Solifuge. Palaeontology 39(3):583-604 [D. Smith/A. Kinchloe/A. Kinchloe]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34897: authorized by Dena Smith, entered by April Kinchloe on 13.10.2003, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

 Araneae - Dipluridae
Seldischnoplura seldeni n. gen. n. sp.1 Raven et al. 2015 funnel-web tarantula
Cretadiplura ceara2 Selden 2006 funnel-web tarantula
 Solifugae - Ceromidae
Cratosolpuga wunderlichi n. sp. Selden 1996 camel spider
Sol 1 in Wunderlich collection