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Undopterix carirensis Martins-Neto and Vulcano, 1989

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

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


Description of adults: Following Martill et al. 2007: "Hindwing length 3.1 mm; M1 + M2 fork slightly posterior to R4 + R5 fork; CuA ending at anal margin near apex."


The species is known only from the holotype 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
not reviewed