Mongolarachne jurassica Selden et al. 2011 (spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Mongolarachnidae

Alternative combination: Nephila jurassica

Full reference: P. A. Selden, C. K. Shih, and D. Ren. 2011. A golden orb-weaver spider (Araneae: Nephilidae: Nephila) from the Middle Jurassic of China. Biology Letters

Belongs to Mongolarachne according to P. A. Selden et al. 2013

See also Selden et al. 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CNU-ARA-NN2010008, an exoskeleton (complete spider). Its type locality is Daohugou (CNU 2010 collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Daohugou Formation of China.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of China (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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