Pulchellaranea Poinar 2015 (orb-weaving spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Araneidae

Full reference: G. Poinar. 2015. Pulchellaranea pedunculata n. gen., n. sp. (Araneae: Araneidae), a new genus of spiders with a review of araneid spiders in Cenozoic Dominican amber. Historical Biology 27:103-108

Parent taxon: Araneidae according to G. Poinar 2015

Sister taxa: Anepeira, Aranea, Araneinae, Araneometa, Araneus, Argiope, Bararaneus, Chrysometata, Cyclososoma, Enacrosoma, Eoaraneus, Eochorizopes, Eozygiella, Eustaloides, Fossilaraneus, Gea, Hypognatha, Meditrina, Mesozygiella, Miraraneus, Mirometa, Molinaranea, Nephilinae, Pycnosinga, Testudinaroides, Tethneus, Zilla, Tetragnathinae

Subtaxa: Pulchellaranea pedunculata

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Type: Pulchellaranea pedunculata

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Dominican amber (Poinar coll) (Miocene to Miocene of Dominican Republic)

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