Araripegomphus hanseggeri Bechly 2000 (true dragonfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Araripegomphidae

Full reference: G. Bechly. 2000. Two new fossil dragonfly species (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera: Araripegomphidae and Lindeniidae) from the Crato Limestone (Lower Cretaceous, Brazil). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie B (Geologie und Paläontologie) 296:1-16

Belongs to Araripegomphus according to G. Bechly 2007

See also Bechly 2000

Sister taxa: Araripegomphus andreneli, Araripegomphus cretacicus, Araripegomphus shai

Type specimen: SMNS 64415, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Crato (SMNS 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 (SMNS collection)

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