Fossil Araneomorph Spiders from the Triassic of South Africa and Virginia


New fossil spiders from Triassic rocks of South Africa and Virginia are described. Though lacking synapomorphies of Araneomorphae, certain features suggest they belong in that infraorder, and possibly in the superfamily Araneoidea. Thus, they represent the oldest known fossil araneomorphs and extend the fossil record of the infraorder by approximately 40 Ma… (More)


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