Archaemecys arcantiensis Saupe and Selden 2009 (spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Archaeidae

Full reference: E. E. Saupe and P. A. Selden. 2009. First fossil Mecysmaucheniidae (Arachnida, Chelicerata, Araneae), from Lower Cretaceous (uppermost Albian) amber of Charente-Maritime, France. Geodiversitas 31:49-60

Belongs to Archaemecys according to J. Wunderlich 2015

See also Dunlop et al. 2013 and Saupe and Selden 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MNHN ARC 11R, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Archingeay-Les-Nouillers, subunit A1sl-A (Charentese amber), which is in an Albian terrestrial amber in France.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Archingeay-Les-Nouillers, subunit A1sl-A (Charentese amber)

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