Geratonephila Poinar 2012 (orb-weaving spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Araneidae

Full reference: G. Poinar. 2012. Descriptions, in Predatory behaviour of the social orb-weaver spider, Geratonephila burmanica n. gen., n. sp. (Araneae: Nephilidae) with its wasp prey, Cascoscelio incassus n. gen., n. sp. (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) in Early Cretaceous Burmese amber. Historical Biology 24:519-524

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

See also Poinar 2012

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

Subtaxa: Geratonephila burmanica

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Type: Geratonephila burmanica

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Burmese amber (Ron Buckley amber collection) (Cretaceous of Myanmar)

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