Family Mysmenidae Petrunkevitch 1928 (spurred orb-weaver)

Arachnida - Araneae - Mysmenidae

Alternative spelling: Mysmeninae

Parent taxon: Araneoidea according to W. C. Wheeler et al. 2017

See also Dunlop et al. 2013 and Wunderlich 2004

Sister taxa: Anapidae, Araneidae, Baltsuccinidae, Cyatholipidae, Juraraneidae, Linyphiidae, Mesarania, Mimetidae, Nesticidae, Pimoidae, Praetheridiidae, Protheridiidae, Pumiliopimoidae, Synaphridae, Synotaxidae, Tetragnathidae, Theridiidae, Theridiosomatidae

Subtaxa: Dominicanopsis Eomysmenopsis Mysmena Mysmenopsis Palaeomysmena

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Type: Mysmena

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Madagascar (1 collection)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2), Mexico (1)

• Eocene of Germany (5), the Russian Federation (3), Ukraine (1)

Total: 13 collections including 18 occurrences

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