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Published: 2021-06-29

ADDENDUM: Behavioural impacts on the taphonomy of dragonflies (Odonata) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation, Brazil

Camborne School of Mines, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9EZ, UK
Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Forbes Natural History Building, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 71820, USA
School of the Environment, Geography, and Geological Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Burnaby Building, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3QL, UK


In our recent paper discussing the impacts of dragonfly behaviour on their taphonomy from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil (Barling et al., 2021), we figured eight specimens (Fig. 3, p. 145) illustrating dragonflies in various states of preservation. In the caption to this figure we listed the temporary laboratory numbers assigned to these specimens during the study (identified with the prefix “UOP-PAL-”) and not their permanent accession numbers. On completion of the study, all specimens were transferred to the Museu de Paleontologia Plácido Cidade Nuvens (MPPCD) at the Universidade Regional do Cariri in Crato, Brazil.


  1. Barling, N.T., Heads, S.W. & Martill, D.M. (2021) Behavioural impacts on the taphonomy of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation, Brazil. Palaeoentomology, 4 (2), 141–155.