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Cretalestes Jarzembowski et al. 1998 (damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata

PaleoDB taxon number: 216343

Full reference: E. A. Jarzembowski, X. Martínez-Delclòs, G. Bechly, A. Nel, R. Coram and F. Escuillié. 1998. The Mesozoic non-calopterygoid Zygoptera: description of new genera and species from the Lower Cretaceous of England and Brazil and their phylogenetic significance (Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionoidea, Hemiphlebioidea, Lestoidea). Cretaceous Research 19:403-444

Parent taxon: Lestoidea according to E. A. Jarzembowski et al. 1998

Sister taxa: Cerdanyagrion, Daemhippus, Eolestidae, Lestidae, Lutetialestes, Perilestidae, Platycnemis cincuneguii, Pseudolestidae, Synlestidae

Subtaxa: Cretalestes martinae

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Type: Cretalestes martinae

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore