A new passalid fossil (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the Santana Formation (Crato member, Lower Cretaceous), Araripe Basin, NE Brazil: Paleoecological and paleobiogeographic implications

@article{Santos2021ANP,
  title={A new passalid fossil (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the Santana Formation (Crato member, Lower Cretaceous), Araripe Basin, NE Brazil: Paleoecological and paleobiogeographic implications},
  author={M{\'a}rcia Fernandes de Aquino Santos and Ingrid Mattos and J. R. M. Mermudes and Sandro Marcelo Scheffler and P. Reyes-Castillo},
  journal={Cretaceous Research},
  year={2021},
  volume={118},
  pages={104664}
}
  • Márcia Fernandes de Aquino Santos, Ingrid Mattos, +2 authors P. Reyes-Castillo
  • Published 2021
  • Geography
  • Cretaceous Research
  • Abstract Species with a xylobiont lifestyle (e.g., inside fallen tree trunks) are rarely fossilized because of their taphonomic peculiarities. Reconstructing the evolutionary history of these lineages is challenging, especially with respect to dating major events. Here, a new genus and species of Passalidae, Protopassalus araripensis gen. et sp. nov., is described based on a well-preserved fossil in laminated limestone from the Crato Formation (Santana Group, Lower Cretaceous, upper Aptian… CONTINUE READING

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