Cretomegahexura platnicki Eskov and Zonshtein 1990 (dwarf tarantula)

Arachnida - Araneae - Mecicobothriidae

Full reference: K. Y. Eskov and S. Zonshtein. 1990. First Mesozoic mygalomorph spiders from the Lower Cretaceous of Siberia and Mongolia, with notes on the system and evolution of the infraorder Mygalomorphae (Chelicerata: Araneae). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 178:325-368

Belongs to Cretomegahexura according to J. A. Dunlop et al. 2013

See also Eskov and Zonshtein 1990

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: PIN 3559/5763, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Bon Tsagaan (PIN collection 3559, outcrop 87/8), which is in an Aptian lacustrine siliciclastic in the Dzun-Bain Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Bon Tsagaan (PIN collection 3559, outcrop 87/8)

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