Madagascar copal (Wunderlich collection) (Holocene of Madagascar)

Where: Madagascar (14.3° S, 50.2° E: paleocoordinates 14.3° S, 50.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, amber

Collection methods: Repository: Collection of Jorg Wunderlich, purchased from a variety of dealers

Primary reference: J. Wunderlich. 2008. Descriptions of fossil spider (Araneae) taxa mainly in Baltic amber, as well as on certain related extant taxa. Beitr├Ąge zur Araneologie 5:44-139 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 147603: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 10.07.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Araneae - Archaeidae
"Eriauchenius gracilicollis" = Madagascarchaea gracilicollis3
"Eriauchenius gracilicollis" = Madagascarchaea gracilicollis3 Millot 1948 spider
F600,F601,F71,F599/CM/AR/ARC/CJW and 5 further juveniles
 Araneae - Uloboridae
Uloboridae indet.8 Thorell 1869 hackled orb-weaver
F2219, F2222/CM/AR/CJW
Miagrammopes sp.8 Pickard-Cambridge 1869 hackled orb-weaver
F2220/CM/AR/CJW
 Araneae - Selenopidae
Selenops benoiti n. sp.6, "Anyphops cortex n. sp." = Garcorops jadis6
Selenops benoiti n. sp.6 Wunderlich 2004 wall crab spiders
F1115/CM/AR/SEL/CJW
"Anyphops cortex n. sp." = Garcorops jadis6 Bosselaers 2004 wall crab spiders
F1114/CM/AR/SEL/CJW
 Araneae - Philodromidae
Philodromidae indet.6 Thorell 1870 spider
F1118
 Araneae - Miturgidae
? Miturgidae indet.6 Simon 1885 spider
F931/CM/AR/?MIT/CJW
 Araneae - Corinnidae
Palpiraptor myrmarachnoides n. gen. n. sp.8 Wunderlich 2011 spider
F2224, F2225/CM/AR/CJW
 Araneae - Prodidomidae
Prodidomus madagascariensis n. sp.7 Wunderlich 2011 spider
F2131/CM/AR/CJW
 Araneae - Deinopidae
Deinopis ? madagascariensis8 Lenz 1886 net-casting spider
F2218/CM/AR/CJW
 Araneae - Titanoecidae
Copaldictyna madagascariensis n. gen. n. sp.5 Wunderlich 2004 spider
F813,F814,F815,F923-F926/CM/AR/DIC/CJW
 Araneae - Dictynidae
Dictyna rufa n. sp.9, Flagelldictyna copalis n. gen. n. sp.9
Dictyna rufa n. sp.9 Wunderlich 2012 spider
F2372-F2374/CM/AR/CJW, coll. Beigel MC-121c
Flagelldictyna copalis n. gen. n. sp.9 Wunderlich 2012 spider
F2370/CM/AR/CJW
 Araneae - Hersiliidae
Hersiliidae indet.8, "Hersiliopsis madagascariensis n. gen. n. sp." = Hersilia madagascariensis4, Hersiliana brevipes n. gen. n. sp.4
Hersiliidae indet.8 Thorell 1870 tree trunk spider
F2217/CM/AR/CJW
"Hersiliopsis madagascariensis n. gen. n. sp." = Hersilia madagascariensis4 Wunderlich 2004 tree trunk spider
F52/CM/AR/HER/CJW
Hersiliana brevipes n. gen. n. sp.4 Wunderlich 2004 tree trunk spider
F808/CM/AR/HER/CJW
 Araneae - Nesticidae
Eidmanella pallida8 Emerton 1875 cave cobweb spider
F2216/CM/AR/CJW
 Araneae - Araneidae
Minutunguis silvestris n. gen. n. sp.8
Minutunguis silvestris n. gen. n. sp.8 Wunderlich 2011 orb-weaving spider
F2226/CM/AR/CJW
 Araneae - Theridiidae
Theridiidae indet.6 Sundevall 1833 cobweb spider
F828/CM/AR/THE/CJW
Lasaeola sp.9 Simon 1881 cobweb spider
F2358/CM/AR/CJW
Lasaeola (Phycosoma) inclinata n. sp.9 Wunderlich 2012 cobweb spider
F2359, F2382/CM/AR/CJW
Platnickina duosetae n. sp.9 Wunderlich 2012 cobweb spider
F2360/CM/AR/CJW
Argyrodes (Ariamnes) resina n. sp.8 Wunderlich 2011 cobweb spider
F2227/CM/AR/CJW
Argyrodes (Rhomphaea) gibbifera n. sp.6 Wunderlich 2004 cobweb spider
F1116/CM/AR/THE/CJW
Phoroncidia ? aculeata6 Westwood 1835 cobweb spider
F821, F1125, F1126/CJw
 Araneae - Mysmenidae
Mysmena sp.9 Simon 1894 spurred orb-weaver
F2371/CM/AR/CJW
Mysmena dominicana n. sp.2 Wunderlich 1998 spurred orb-weaver
F1127, F1129-1131/CM/AR/ANA/CJW (described from "Dominican amber" - actually Madagascar copal - Wunderlich, 2004)
Mysmena copalis n. sp.8 Wunderlich 2011 spurred orb-weaver
F2223/CM/AR/CJW
 Araneae - Linyphiidae
"Grammonota deformans n. sp." = Ceratinopsis deformans2, Madagascarphantes vomerans n. gen. n. sp.9, ? Toschia fossilis n. sp.6
"Grammonota deformans n. sp." = Ceratinopsis deformans2 Wunderlich 1998 money spider/sheet weaver
Described from "Dominican amber" - actually Madagascar copal (Wunderlich, 2004)
Madagascarphantes vomerans n. gen. n. sp.9 Wunderlich 2012 money spider/sheet weaver
F2358/CM/AR/CJW
? Toschia fossilis n. sp.6 Wunderlich 2004 money spider/sheet weaver
 Araneae - Theridiosomatidae
Theridiosomatidae indet.8 Simon 1881 ray spider
F2222/CM/AR/CJW
 Araneae - Segestriidae
Ariadna copalis n. sp. Wunderlich 2008 tube-dwelling spider
 Araneae - Oonopidae
Orchestina madagascariensis n. sp.6 Wunderlich 2004 goblin spider
F1119, F1120-1122, F1123/CM/AR/OON/CJW; F2217/CM/AR/CJW in Wunderlich 2011
 Araneae - Scytodidae
Scytodes marginalis n. sp.6 Wunderlich 2004 spitting spider
F921, F922/CM/AR/SCY/CJW
 Araneae - Migidae
Migidae indet.6 Simon 1892 spider
F936, F937/CJW
 Pseudoscorpiones - Chthoniidae
Tyrannochthonius sp.1 Chamberlin 1929 pseudoscorpion
F864