Orchestina baltica Petrunkevitch 1942 (goblin spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Oonopidae

Full reference: A. Petrunkevitch. 1942. A study of amber spiders. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 34:119-464

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

See also Marusik and Wunderlich 2008, Petrunkevitch 1942, Petrunkevitch 1946, Petrunkevitch 1950, Petrunkevitch 1958 and Wunderlich 1981

Sister taxa: Orchestina (Baltorchestina), Orchestina (Gallorchestina), Orchestina breviembolus, Orchestina colombiensis, Orchestina crassiembolus, Orchestina dominicana, Orchestina forceps, Orchestina fushunensis, Orchestina gappi, Orchestina gracilitibialis, Orchestina kenyana, Orchestina longimana, Orchestina madagascariensis, Orchestina mortua, Orchestina pusilla, Orchestina rabagensis, Orchestina sakhalinensis, Orchestina tibialis, Orchestina truncata, Orchestina tuberosa

Type specimen: BMNH In.18138. Its type locality is Baltic amber (BMNH coll), which is in a Priabonian terrestrial amber in the Russian Federation.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Denmark (2 collections), the Russian Federation (9)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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