Santana Formation (Crato) - Ceara, Brazil
LOWER CRETACEOUS: 110 million years
4.75" x 4.4" overall of plate, 2" wingspan
This is a beautiful example of a prehistoric dragonfly of the species Anisophelbia helle, from the Jurassic Period deposits of Solnhofen in Germany. Not to be confused with a damselfly, this is a true dragonfly of exceptionally fine preservation...