Geratonephila burmanica 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

Belongs to Geratonephila according to G. Poinar 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Buckley E-2, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Burmese amber (Ron Buckley amber collection), which is in a Cenomanian terrestrial amber in Myanmar.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

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

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