†family Araripephlebiidae Bechly 1998 (true dragonfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Araripephlebiidae

Full reference: G. Bechly. 1998. New fossil dragonflies from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of north-east Brazil (Insecta: Odonata). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie B (Geologie und Paläontologie) 264:1-66

Parent taxon: Valdicordulioidea according to A. Nel and J. M. Pouillon 2020

See also Bechly 1998 and Bechly 2007

Sister taxon: Valdicorduliidae

Subtaxa: Araripephlebia Valdiphlebia

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Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore


• Cretaceous of Brazil (6 collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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