Britopygus Dunlop and Martill 2002 (whip spider)

Arachnida - Amblypygi - Phrynidae

Full reference: J. A. Dunlop and D. M. Martill. 2002. The first whipspider (Arachnida: Amblypygi) and three new whipscorpions (Arachnida: Thelyphonida) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences 92:325-334

Parent taxon: Phrynidae according to R. J. Garwood et al. 2017

See also Dunlop and Barov 2005, Dunlop and Martill 2002 and Engel and Grimaldi 2014

Sister taxa: Electrophrynus, Electrophrynus mirus, Phrynus

Subtaxa: Britopygus weygoldti

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Type: Britopygus weygoldti

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Crato (SMNS collection) (Cretaceous of Brazil)

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