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Rafaeliana minima

Insecta - Neuroptera - Rafaelianidae

Taxonomy
Rafaelia minima was named by Nel et al. (2005). Its type specimen is SMNK 2359, an exoskeleton (fragment of body and wings), and it is an impression. Its type locality is Crato (SMNK collection), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large carbonate in the Crato Formation of Brazil.

It was recombined as Rafaeliana minima by Nel et al. (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2005Rafaelia minima Nel et al. p. 848 figs. 4-6
2006Rafaeliana minima Nel et al. p. 190

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
RankNameAuthor
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
superorderNeuropterida
Eidoneuroptera
orderNeuroptera
Euneuroptera
Neoneuroptera
Geoneuroptera
suborderMyrmeleontiformiaHenry 1982
superfamilyMyrmeleontoidea
familyRafaelianidae
genusRafaeliana
speciesminima()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available