Mesozygiella dunlopi Penney and Ortuño 2006 (orb-weaving spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Araneidae

Full reference: D. Penney and V. M. Ortuño. 2006. Oldest true orb-weaving spider (Araneae: Araneidae). Biology Letters 2:447-450

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

See also Penney and Ortuño 2006

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MCNA 8938a, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Peñacerrada outcrop II, which is in an Albian terrestrial amber in the Escucha Formation of Spain.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Peñacerrada outcrop II

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