Argiope Audouin 1826 (orb-weaving spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Araneidae

Synonym: Magnaranea Hong 1985

Parent taxon: Araneidae according to W. C. Wheeler et al. 2017

See also Dunlop et al. 2013 and Zhang et al. 1994

Sister taxa: Anepeira, Aranea, Araneinae, Araneometa, Araneus, Bararaneus, Chrysometata, Cyclososoma, Enacrosoma, Eoaraneus, Eochorizopes, Eozygiella, Eustaloides, Fossilaraneus, Gea, Hypognatha, Meditrina, Mesozygiella, Miraraneus, Mirometa, Molinaranea, Nephilinae, Pulchellaranea, Pycnosinga, Testudinaroides, Tethneus, Zilla, Tetragnathinae

Subtaxa: Argiope furva

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Shanwang, Linqu County, collection Dong (Miocene of China)

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