Sanctipaulus mendesi

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Sanctipaulus mendesi
Temporal range: Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Trichoptera
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Sanctipaulus
Pinto, 1956
Species: S. mendesi
Binomial name
Sanctipaulus mendesi
Pinto, 1956

Sanctipaulus mendesi is a species of fossil caddisfly, known from a single specimen. It was found in the Geopark of Paleorrota in Santa Maria Formation in rocks dating from the Triassic. It was found in 1955 in a shipment made by Irajá Damiani Pinto.

Morphology[edit]

The specimen consists of only one wing. It was initially classified as Derbidae (Auchenorrhyncha), but was subsequently reclassified.

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