Subfamily Nephilinae Simon 1894 (orb-weaving spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Araneidae

Alternative spellings: Nephilidae, Nephilidae

Parent taxon: Araneidae according to I. L. F. Magalhaes et al. 2020

See also Dunlop et al. 2013, Kuntner et al. 2018, Patel et al. 2019, Petrunkevitch 1922, Selden et al. 2011 and Wheeler et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Eonephila Geratonephila Luxurionephila Minutunguis Nephila Palaeonephila Trichonephila

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Type: Nephila

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Madagascar (1 collection)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2)

• Eocene of Germany (2), India (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (5), United States (1: Colorado)

• Cretaceous of Myanmar (1)

Total: 14 collections including 28 occurrences

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