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Netoxena nana (Martins-Neto, 1999)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Xena nana Martins-Neto, 1999b: 531-535
Type locality: Brazil, Santana formation, Crato fossil beds (Lower Cretaceous, Aptian)
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


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


This taxon seems to be similar to Eolepidopterix jurassica Rasnitsyn, 1983 (Martill 2007).

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. 1999b. New genus and new species of Lepidoptera (Insecta, Eolepidopterigidae) from Santana Formation (Lower Cretaceous, northeast Brazil). 5o Simpósio sobre o Cretáceo do Brasil, Rio Claro. Boletim: 531-535.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.05.11
not reviewed