Theridion Walckenaer 1805 (cobweb spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Theridiidae

Parent taxon: Theridiidae according to W. C. Wheeler et al. 2017

See also Dunlop et al. 2013, Penney 2001 and Scudder 1890

Sister taxa: Achaearanea, Anelosimus, Argyrodes, Ariamnes, Balticoridion, Balticpholcomma, Caudasinus, Chrosiothes, Chrysso, Clavibertus, Clya, Cornutidion, Craspedisia, Cretotheridiinae, Cymbiopholcomma, Dipoena, Dipoenata, Eoasagena, Eolyrifer, Eomysmena, Eomysmena succini, Eoteutana, Episinus, Euryopis, Euryopus, Faiditus, Femurraptor, Globulidion, Hirsutipalpus, Kochiuridion, Lasaeola, Medela, Mimetidion, Nanomysmena, Nanosteatoda, Obscurpholcomma, Pholcommatinae, Phoroncidia, Platnickina, Praetereuryopis, Pronepos, Protosteatoda, Pseudoteutana, Rugapholcomma, Spinisinus, Spinitharinus, Spintharus, Steatoda, Stemmops, Styposis, Succinobertus, Succinura, Theridium, Thyelia, Ulesanis, Unispinatoda, Vicipholcomma

Subtaxa: Theridion alutaceum Theridion annulipes Theridion atalus Theridion berendti Theridion bucklandi Theridion contrarium Theridion crassipalpum Theridion detersum Theridion erectoides Theridion erectum Theridion globosus Theridion globulus Theridion hirtum Theridion inversum Theridion maculipes Theridion oblongum Theridion ovale Theridion ovatum Theridion simplex Theridion variosoma Theridion wunderlichi

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections), Germany (1)

• Oligocene of France (2)

• Eocene of Poland (2), the Russian Federation (4)

• Cretaceous of China (1)

Total: 12 collections including 32 occurrences

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