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1 November 2012 The Oldest Fossil Pirate Spider (Araneae: Mimetidae), in Uppermost Eocene Indian Amber, Imaged Using X-ray Computed Tomography
David Penney, Andrew McNeil, David I. Green, Robert Bradley, Philip J. Withers, Richard F. Preziosi
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A fossil pirate spider (Araneae, Mimetidae) is documented in amber from the Eocene Cambay Formation of India. It represents the first described spider from this deposit and the oldest fossil record of the family, extending its known geological range by approximately 3–8 million years from the previously oldest fossils in Eocene Baltic amber. It also represents the first Gondwanan geological locality for fossil mimetids. Despite the application of X-ray computed tomography to the study of this inclusion, the state of preservation of the juvenile spider did not permit identification beyond family level.

David Penney, Andrew McNeil, David I. Green, Robert Bradley, Philip J. Withers, and Richard F. Preziosi "The Oldest Fossil Pirate Spider (Araneae: Mimetidae), in Uppermost Eocene Indian Amber, Imaged Using X-ray Computed Tomography," Arachnology 15(9), 299-302, (1 November 2012). https://doi.org/10.13156/arac.2012.15.9.299
Published: 1 November 2012
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