Orchestina mortua Petrunkevitch 1971 (goblin spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Oonopidae

Full reference: A. Petrunkevitch. 1971. Chiapas amber spiders, II. University of California Publications in Entomology 63:1-44

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

See also Marusik and Wunderlich 2008, Petrunkevitch 1971 and Wunderlich 1981

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

Type specimen: UCMP 13543. Its type locality is UCMP B-4119, Simojovel region, which is in a Miocene terrestrial amber in Mexico.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Mexico (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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