Cretalestes martinae Jarzembowski et al. 1998 (damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata

Full reference: E. A. Jarzembowski, X. Martínez-Delclòs, G. Bechly, A. Nel, R. Coram and F. Escuillié. 1998. The Mesozoic non-calopterygoid Zygoptera: description of new genera and species from the Lower Cretaceous of England and Brazil and their phylogenetic significance (Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionoidea, Hemiphlebioidea, Lestoidea). Cretaceous Research 19:403-444

Belongs to Cretalestes according to E. A. Jarzembowski et al. 1998

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MNEMG 1996.227, a wing. Its type locality is Clockhouse Brickworks (MNEMG collection), which is in a Hauterivian lagoonal mudstone in the Weald Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution: found only at Clockhouse Brickworks (MNEMG collection)

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