Luxurionephila Wunderlich 2004 (orb-weaving spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Araneidae

Full reference: J. Wunderlich. 2004. Fossil taxa of the family Araneidae (Araneae) inclusively Nephilinae in Baltic and Dominican amber, with the description of a new extinct subfamily and notes on selected extant taxa. Beitr├Ąge zur Araneologie 3:956-997

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

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

Subtaxa: Luxurionephila spinifera

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Baltic Amber (Eichmann collection) (Eocene of Germany)

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