†family Burmascutidae Wunderlich 2008 (spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Burmascutidae

Full reference: J. Wunderlich. 2008. The dominance of ancient spider families of the Araneae: Haplogynae in the Cretaceous, and the late diversification of advanced ecribellate spiders of the Entelegynae after the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary extinction events, with descriptions of new families. Beitr├Ąge zur Araneologie 5:524-674

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

Sister taxa: Agelenidae, Amaurobiidae, Araneoidea, Cybaeidae, Deinopidae, Deinopoidea, Desidae, Dictynidae, Dictynoidea, Dionycha, Eresoidea, Gnaphosoidea, Hahniidae, Lycosoidea, Oecobioidea, Orbiculariae, Salticoididae, Sparassidae, Titanoecidae, Toxopidae, Uloboridae, Zodarioidea, Zoropsidae

Subtaxa: Burmascutum

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Type: Burmascutum

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

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

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