†family Opiliotarbidae Petrunkevitch 1945 (phalangiotarbid)

Arachnida - Phalangiotarbida - Opiliotarbidae

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: Phalangiotarbida according to J. A. Dunlop et al. 2013

See also Petrunkevitch 1945 and Rössler et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Anthracotarbidae, Architarbidae, Devonotarbidae, Eotarbus, Eotarbus litoralis, Heterotarbidae, Protopilio depressus

Subtaxa: Opiliotarbus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Permian of Germany (1 collection)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Illinois)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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