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Parasabatinca caldasae Martins Neto & Vulcano, 1989

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Parasabatinca caldasae Martins-Neto & Vulcano, 1989b: 459-465
Type locality: Brazil, Santana formation, Crato fossil beds (Lower Cretaceous, Aptian)
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Picture from: Landesmuseum Oldenburg
Detailed view

Description of adults: Following Martill et al. 2007: "Body length 3.5 -5 mm; forewing length 3 - 3.5 mm; R2 and R3 ending near apex; besides the holotype a single specimen (SMNS 66279) has been identified as this species."


The species is known only from the two specimens from the Santana formation in Brazil.

Worth knowing:

The age of the fossil has been estimated to be between 125 - 112 Ma (Martill et al. 2007).


Martill, M. D., G. Bechly & R. F. Loveridge 2007. The Crato fossil beds of Brazil: Window into an ancient world. Cambridge University Press. 624 pp.
Martins-Neto, R. G. & M. A. Vulcano 1989b. Amphiesmenoptera, (Trichoptera + Lepidoptera) na Formaçao Santana (Cretáceo Inferior) Bacia do Araripe, Nordeste do Brasil. I - Lepidoptera (Insecta). Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 61: 459-465.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.05.11
Kurz Michael: 2011.12.13
not reviewed