†family Eophrynidae Karsch 1882 (arthropod)

Arachnida - Trigonotarbida - Eophrynidae

Synonyms: Hemiphrynidae Fritsch 1904, Pleophrynidae Petrunkevitch 1945

Full reference: F. Karsch. 1882. Ueber ein neues Spinnenthier aus der schlesischen Steinkohle und die Arachniden der Steinkohlen-formation ├╝berhaupt. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 34:556-561

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

See also Brauckmann et al. 2003, Haase 1890, Petrunkevitch 1945 and Petrunkevitch 1949

Sister taxa: Aenigmatarbus, Anthracomartidae, Anthracomartus hageni, Anthracophrynus, Anthracosironidae, Aphantomartidae, Archaeomartidae, Areomartus, Elaverimartus, Elaverimartus pococki, Eophrynus scharfi, Eurymartidae, Eurymartus spinulosus, Kreischeriidae, Lissomartidae, Namurotarbus, Palaeocharinidae, Palaeocteniza, Palaeotarbus, Permotarbus, Termes buchi, Trigonomartus woodruffi, Trigonotarbidae, Tynecotarbus

Subtaxa: Eophrynus Nyranytarbus Petrovicia Planomartus Pleophryninae Pleophrynus Pocononia Somaspidion Stenotrogulus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of the Czech Republic (4 collections), Germany (2), the United Kingdom (5), United States (3: Illinois, New Mexico, Virginia)

Total: 14 collections including 16 occurrences

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