Clostes priscus Menge 1869 (funnel-web tarantula)

Arachnida - Araneae - Dipluridae

Full reference: A. Menge. 1869. Ueber einen Scorpion und zwei Spinnen im Bernstein. Schriften der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Danzig (Neue Folge) 2(2-10):1-9

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

See also Menge 1869, Petrunkevitch 1946 and Wunderlich 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Baltic Amber, Danziger Naturkundemuseum Menge collection, which is in a Priabonian terrestrial amber in Poland

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Germany (2 collections), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (5)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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