Crato (University of Manchester coll) (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Where: Ceara, Brazil (7.1° S, 39.7° W: paleocoordinates 8.6° S, 8.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified lime mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts, replaced with limonite, replaced with other

Collection methods: Repository: research collections of the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester

Primary reference: P. A. Selden, F. C. Casado, and M. V. Mesquita. 2006. Mygalomorph spiders (Araneae: Dipluridae) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Lagerstätte, Araripe basin, north-east Brazil. Palaeontology 49:817-826 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34900: authorized by Dena Smith, entered by April Kinchloe on 14.10.2003, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Araneae - Dipluridae
Cretadiplura ceara Selden 2006 funnel-web tarantula
 Scorpiones - Hemiscorpiidae
Protoischnurus axelrodorum de Carvalho and Lourenço 2001 scorpion
SF122, 123, 124