Massapê Farm, near Nova Olinda (Crato) (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Where: Ceará, Brazil (7.2° S, 39.7° W: paleocoordinates 8.6° S, 8.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nova Olinda Member (Crato Formation), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, gray, blue limestone

• Parallel, millimetrically laminated limestone. Blue/grey when fresh quickly weathering to hues of buffs, pink & white. This member reaches a maximum of 13-14 m in thickness at Tatajuba. Upper 1.5 m are not laminated.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collection methods: quarrying

• Repository: Collection de Paléontologie, Instituto de Geociências, Universidade de Sao Paulo (GP/1T)

Primary reference: R. G. Martins-Neto and A. Nel. 1993. Un nouveau fossile de Raphidioptère de la formation Santana, Crétacé inférieur du Brésil (Neuropteroidea, Raphidioptera). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 97:425-428 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138839: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Raphidioptera - Baissopteridae
"Cratoraphidia pulchra n. gen. n. sp." = Baissoptera pulchra
"Cratoraphidia pulchra n. gen. n. sp." = Baissoptera pulchra Martins-Neto and Nel 1993 snakefly