Palaeonephila 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, Luxurionephila, Minutunguis, Nephila

Subtaxa: Palaeonephila brevis Palaeonephila curvata Palaeonephila dilitans Palaeonephila fibula Palaeonephila longipes

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of the Russian Federation (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections including 8 occurrences

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