Araneagryllus dylani Heads 2010 (spider cricket)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Gryllidae

Full reference: S. W. Heads. 2010. The first fossil spider cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Phalangopsinae): 20 million years of troglobiomorphosis or exaptation in the dark?. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158:56-65

Belongs to Araneagryllus according to S. W. Heads 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: AMNH DR-12-32, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (AMNH coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Dominican amber (AMNH coll)

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