Cretaceous arachnid Chimerarachne yingi gen. et sp. nov. illuminates spider origins

  title={Cretaceous arachnid Chimerarachne yingi gen. et sp. nov. illuminates spider origins},
  author={Bo Wang and J. Dunlop and P. Selden and R. Garwood and W. Shear and Patrick M{\"u}ller and Xiaojie Lei},
  journal={Nature Ecology & Evolution},
  • Bo Wang, J. Dunlop, +4 authors Xiaojie Lei
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution
  • Spiders (Araneae) are a hugely successful lineage with a long history. [...] Key Result Here, we describe Chimerarachne yingi gen. et sp. nov., a remarkable arachnid from the mid-Cretaceous (approximately 100 million years ago) Burmese amber of Myanmar, which documents a key transition stage in spider evolution.Expand Abstract
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