Orapa (National Museum, Gaborone) (Cretaceous of Botswana)

Where: Botswana (22.3° S, 26.4° E: paleocoordinates 39.9° S, 12.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression, original chitin

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• This specimen is housed in the National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana

Primary reference: R. J. Rayner and A. S. Dippenaar-Schoeman. 1995. A fossil spider (superfamily Lycosoidea) from the Cretaceous of Botswana. South African Journal of Science 91(2):98-100 [D. Smith/A. Kinchloe/R. Day]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34851: authorized by Dena Smith, entered by April Kinchloe on 07.10.2003, edited by Jered Karr and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera -
Heteroptera indet.1 Latreille 1810 true bug
Homoptera indet.1 Leach 1815 true bug
 Dicondylia -
Thysanoptera indet.1, "Psocoptera indet." = Psocodea1, Blattodea indet.1
Thysanoptera indet.1 Haliday 1836 thrips
"Psocoptera indet." = Psocodea1 booklice
Blattodea indet.1 Brunner von Wattenwyl 1882 cockroach
 Orthoptera - Gryllidae
Gryllidae indet.2 Laicharting 1781 true crickets
 Dicondylia -
Dermaptera indet.1 De Geer 1773 earwig
Coleoptera indet.1 Linnaeus 1758 beetle
Diptera indet.1 Linnaeus 1758 fly
Lepidoptera indet.1 Linnaeus 1758 moth
 Odonata -
Zygoptera indet.1 Selys-Longchamps 1854 damselfly
 Araneae -
Araneae indet.3 Clerck 1757 spider
According to the authors, this is probably a Ctenidae or Lycosidae