Nephila Leach 1815 (golden silk orb-weaver)

Arachnida - Araneae - Araneidae

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

See also Dunlop et al. 2013 and Petrunkevitch 1922

Sister taxa: Cretaraneus, Eonephila, Geratonephila, Luxurionephila, Minutunguis, Palaeonephila

Subtaxa: Nephila breviembolus Nephila dommeli Nephila furca Nephila longembolus Nephila pennatipes Nephila tenuis

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections)

• Eocene of United States (1: Colorado)

Total: 3 collections including 8 occurrences

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