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Baissoptera pulchra Martins-Neto and Nel 1993 (snakefly)

Insecta - Neuroptera - Baissopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 212030

Alternative combination: Cratoraphidia pulchra

Full reference: R. G. Martins-Neto and A. Nel. 1993. Un nouveau fossile de Raphidioptère de la formation Santana, Crétacé inférieur du Brésil (Neuropteroidea, Raphidioptera). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 97:425-428

Belongs to Baissoptera according to M. S. Engel 2002

Sister taxa: Baissoptera brasiliensis, Baissoptera cellulosa, Baissoptera cretaceoelectra, Baissoptera elongata, Baissoptera euneura, Baissoptera grandis, Baissoptera liaoningensis, Baissoptera lisae, Baissoptera martinsoni, Baissoptera minima, Baissoptera sibirica

Type specimen: GP/1T-1673, an exoskeleton

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): forewing 14.6 x 4.3