Journal : Acta Geologica Polonica
Article : A second camel spider (Arachnida: Solifugae) from Baltic amber

Authors :
Fedorowski, J.
Institute of Geology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Maków Polnych 16, PL-61-606 Poznań, Poland, jerzy@main.amu.edu.pl,
Dunlop, J.
Museum fur Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity at the Humboldt University Berlin, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany, jason.dunlop@mfn-berlin.de,
Abstract : Fossil camel spiders (Arachnida: Solifugae) are extremely rare and only the second example ever recovered from Baltic amber (Paleogene: Eocene) is described here.Although superficially well preserved and more than twice the size of the previously known Baltic amber specimen, key taxonomic characters allowing meaningful comparisons to the other fossil and living material cannot, unfortunately, be resolved. It is formally treated here as Solifugae gen. et sp. indet., although we concede that it could be an adult of the previously recorded Baltic amber species Palaeoblossia groehni Dunlop,Wunderlich and Poinar, 2004.

Keywords : eocen, pajęczaki, Solfugi, Arachnida, Eocene, Solifugae,
Publishing house : Faculty of Geology of the University of Warsaw
Publication date : 2009
Number : Vol. 59, no. 1
Page : 39 – 44

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DOI :
Qute : Fedorowski, J. ,Dunlop, J. ,Dunlop, J. , A second camel spider (Arachnida: Solifugae) from Baltic amber. Acta Geologica Polonica Vol. 59, no. 1/2009
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