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Arariperaphidia rochai Martins-Neto and Vulcano 1990 (snakefly)

Insecta - Raphidioptera - Baissopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 290046

Full reference: R. G. Martins-Neto and M. A. Vulcano. 1990. Primeiro registro de Raphidioptera (Neuropteroidea) na Formação Santana (Cretáceo Inferior), Bacia do Araripe, nordeste do Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 34:241-249

Belongs to Baissopteridae according to G. Bechly and K. Wolf-Schwenninger 2011

Sister taxa: Ascalapharia, Austroraphidia, Baissoptera, Cretoraphidia, Cretoraphidiopsis, Dictyoraphidia, Lugala

Type specimen: CV-5010, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Crato (Vulcano collection), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large carbonate in the Crato Formation of Brazil.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body length 14.0, forewing 9.80 x 2.50