†family Aphantomartidae Petrunkevitch 1945 (arthropod)

Arachnida - Trigonotarbida - Aphantomartidae

Synonyms: Trigonomartidae Petrunkevitch 1945, Trigonomartinae Petrunkevitch 1945

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: Trigonotarbida according to P. Correia et al. 2013

See also Dunlop et al. 2013, Petrunkevitch 1945, Petrunkevitch 1949, Rossler and Brauckmann 2000 and Rössler et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Aenigmatarbus, Anthracomartidae, Anthracomartus hageni, Anthracophrynus, Anthracosironidae, Archaeomartidae, Areomartus, Elaverimartus, Elaverimartus pococki, Eophrynidae, Eophrynus scharfi, Eurymartidae, Eurymartus spinulosus, Kreischeriidae, Lissomartidae, Namurotarbus, Palaeocharinidae, Palaeocteniza, Palaeotarbus, Permotarbus, Termes buchi, Trigonomartus woodruffi, Trigonotarbidae, Tynecotarbus

Subtaxa: Alkenia Aphantomartus

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Type: Aphantomartus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Permian of Germany (1 collection)

• Carboniferous of Austria (1), Belgium (2), France (3), Germany (3), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (3: Illinois)

• Devonian of Germany (3)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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