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Araripegomphus andreneli Bechly 1998 (true dragonfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Araripegomphidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 178776

Full reference: G. Bechly. 1998. New fossil dragonflies from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of north-east Brazil (Insecta: Odonata). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie B (Geologie und Paläontologie) 264:1-66

Belongs to Araripegomphus according to G. Bechly 2007

Sister taxa: Araripegomphus cretacicus, Araripegomphus hanseggeri, Araripegomphus shai

Type specimen: SMNS 63651, an exoskeleton (male). Its type locality is Crato (SMNS collection), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large carbonate in the Crato Formation of Brazil.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): forewing 35.2 x 8.3, hindwing 34.8 x 10.8