Fossil Megaloptera (Insecta: Neuropterida) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil

James E. Jepson, Sam William Heads

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Abstract

Two new genera and species of Megaloptera are described from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil. Cratocorydalopsis brasiliensis gen. et sp. nov. and Lithocorydalus fuscata gen. et sp. nov. are both placed within the family Corydalidae. The specimens represent the first Cretaceous examples of adult megalopteran body fossils not preserved in amber, and are the first megalopterans to be formally described from the Crato Formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-144
Number of pages11
JournalZootaxa
Volume4098
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 5 2016

Keywords

  • Aptian
  • Corydalidae
  • Fossil record
  • Mesozoic
  • Neuropterida
  • New taxa
  • South America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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