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1 August 2008 Palpimanoid spiders from the Jurassic of China
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Abstract

Only two specimens of spiders have been described from Jurassic strata, so the recovery of some 400 new specimens from rocks of middle Jurassic age from China signals a dramatic increase in information on fossil spiders of this period. Here, new spiders belonging to the superfamily Palpimanoidea sensu Forster & Platnick 1984, from the locality of Daohugou, Inner Mongolia, are described. Patarchaea muralis n. gen., n. sp. is a true archaeid, represented by both an adult male and female. Sinaranea metaxyostraca n. gen., n. sp., represented by an adult male and juveniles, is a palpimanoid similar to Palpimanidae and Huttoniidae, but is not placed in a modern family.

Paul A. Selden, Huang Diying, and Ren Dong "Palpimanoid spiders from the Jurassic of China," The Journal of Arachnology 36(2), 306-321, (1 August 2008). https://doi.org/10.1636/CA07-106.1
Received: 10 December 2007; Published: 1 August 2008
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