A second camel spider (Arachnida: Solifugae) from Baltic amber

Jason A. Dunlop, Anja E. Klann

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


Arachnida; Solifugae; Eocene

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