Tethneus Scudder 1885 (orb-weaving spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Araneidae

Synonym: Melanites Hong 1985

Parent taxon: Araneidae according to J. A. Dunlop et al. 2013

See also Petrunkevitch 1922 and Zhang et al. 1994

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

Subtaxa: Tethneus guyoti Tethneus hentzi Tethneus obduratus Tethneus orbiculatus Tethneus provectus Tethneus robustus Tethneus twenhofeli

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of China (1 collection)

• Eocene of United States (3: Colorado)

Total: 4 collections including 8 occurrences

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