Leptotarbus Petrunkevitch 1945 (phalangiotarbid)

Arachnida - Phalangiotarbida - Architarbidae

Full reference: A. I. Petrunkevitch. 1945. Palaeozoic Arachnida of Illinois. An enquiry into their evolutionary trends. Illinois State Museum, Scientific Papers 3(2):1-72

Parent taxon: Architarbidae according to J. A. Dunlop et al. 2013

See also Petrunkevitch 1945, Petrunkevitch 1949 and Petrunkevitch 1953

Sister taxa: Architarbus, Bornatarbus, Discotarbus, Geratarbus, Goniotarbus, Hadrachne, Mesotarbus, Metatarbus, Ootarbus, Orthotarbus, Paratarbus, Phalangiotarbus, Pycnotarbus, Triangulotarbus

Subtaxa: Leptotarbus torpedo

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Type: Geraphrynus torpedo

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Coseley, near Dudley (Egginton coll) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

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