Family Archaeidae Koch and Berendt 1854 (spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Archaeidae

Full reference: C. L. Koch and G. C. Berendt. 1854. Die im Bernstein befindlichen Crustaceen, Myriapoden, Arachniden und Apteren der Vorwelt. Die in Bernstein Befindlichen Organischen Reste der Vorwelt Gesammelt in Verbindung mit Mehreren Bearbeitetet und Herausgegeben 1(2):1-124

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

See also Dunlop et al. 2013 and Penney 2001

Sister taxa: Huttoniidae, Lagonomegopidae, Mecysmaucheniidae, Micropalpimanidae, Palpimanidae, Seppo, Sinaranea, Spatiatoridae

Subtaxa: Afrarchaea Archaea Archaeinae Baltarchaea Eoarchaea Eriauchenius Jurarchaea Jurarchaeinae Lacunaucheniinae Madagascarchaea Myrmecarchaea Patarchaea Saxonarchaea

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Type: Archaea

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Madagascar (2 collections)

• Eocene of Germany (6), Lithuania (1), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (10)

• Cretaceous of France (1), Myanmar (2)

• Jurassic of China (2), Kazakhstan (1)

Total: 28 collections including 57 occurrences

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