Canadaorchestina albertensis Penney 2006 (goblin spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Oonopidae

Alternative combination: Orchestina albertensis

Full reference: D. Penney. 2006. Fossil oonopid spiders in Cretaceous ambers from Canada and Myanmar. Palaeontology 49:229-235

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

See also Marusik and Wunderlich 2008, Penney 2006 and Wunderlich 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: RTMP 96.9.627, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Grassy Lake, Medicine Hat (TMP 96.9 accession), which is in a Campanian terrestrial amber in the Foremost Formation of Canada.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Grassy Lake, Medicine Hat (TMP 96.9 accession)

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