Cretapetalura brasiliensis Nel et al. 1998 (true dragonfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Cretapetaluridae

Full reference: A. Nel, G. Bechly, E. Jarzembowski and X. Martínez-Delclòs. 1998. A revision of the fossil petalurid dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera: Petalurida). Paleontologia Lombarda 10:1-68

Belongs to Cretapetalura according to G. Bechly 2007

See also Nel et al. 1998

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: i 9562, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, an exoskeleton (thorax with 1 fore & hindwing). Its type locality is Crato (MCSNM collection), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large carbonate in the Crato Formation of Brazil.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution: found only at Crato (MCSNM collection)

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