†family Pyritaraneidae Petrunkevitch 1953 (spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Pyritaraneidae

Full reference: A. I. Petrunkevitch. 1953. Paleozoic and Mesozoic Arachnida of Europe. Geological Society of America Memoir 53:1-122

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

Sister taxa: Arthrolycosidae, Arthromygalidae, Liphistiidae, Palaeothele

Subtaxa: Dinopilio Pyritaranea

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of the Czech Republic (2 collections), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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