Cretaraneus Selden 1990 (orb-weaving spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Araneidae

Full reference: P. A. Selden. 1990. Lower Cretaceous spiders from the Sierra de Montsech, north-east Spain. Palaeontology 33:257-285

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

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

Subtaxa: Cretaraneus liaoningensis Cretaraneus martinsnetoi Cretaraneus vilaltae

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Type: Cretaraneus vilaltae

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1 collection), China (1), Spain (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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