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Baissoptera brasiliensis Oswald 1990 (snakefly)

Insecta - Pterygota - Baissopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 210465

Full reference: J. D. Oswald. 1990. Insects from the Santana Formation, Lower Cretaceous, of Brazil. Chapter 8: Raphidioptera. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 195:154-163

Belongs to Baissoptera according to M. S. Engel 2002

Sister taxa: Baissoptera bicolor, Baissoptera cellulosa, Baissoptera cretaceoelectra, Baissoptera elongata, Baissoptera grandis, Baissoptera liaoningensis, Baissoptera lisae, Baissoptera martinsoni, Baissoptera pulchra, Baissoptera sibirica, Baissoptera sinica

Type specimen: AMNH 43287, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Crato (AMNH collection), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large carbonate in the Crato Formation of Brazil.


Average measurements (in mm): body length 19.5, forewing length 14.5, hindwing length 12.5