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Austroraphidia brasiliensis Nel et al. 1990 (snakefly)

Insecta - Raphidioptera - Baissopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 212021

Alternative combination: Raphidia brasiliensis

Full reference: A. Nel, Y. Séméria, and R. G. Martins-Neto. 1990. Un Raphidioptera fossile du Cretace inferieur du Bresil (Neuropteroidea). Neuroptera International 6(1):27-37

Belongs to Austroraphidia according to R. G. Martins-Neto 2002

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MNHN IPM-R54102, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Crato (MNHN collection), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large carbonate in the Crato Formation of Brazil.


Average measurements (in mm): body length 12.3, forewing 10.2 x 3.0, hindwing 9.50 x 2.88