Miraraneus 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: Araneidae according to J. A. Dunlop et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Anepeira, Aranea, Araneinae, Araneometa, Araneus, Argiope, Bararaneus, Chrysometata, Cyclososoma, Enacrosoma, Eoaraneus, Eochorizopes, Eozygiella, Eustaloides, Fossilaraneus, Gea, Hypognatha, Meditrina, Mesozygiella, Mirometa, Molinaranea, Nephilinae, Pulchellaranea, Pycnosinga, Testudinaroides, Tethneus, Zilla, Tetragnathinae

Subtaxa: Miraraneus peregrinus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Denmark (1 collection), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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