Marusik Yu.M.1, Wunderlich J.2 2008. A survey of fossil Oonopidae // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.17. No.1–2: 65–79 [in English].

1 Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan 685000 Russia. Email:

2 Oberer Hдuselbergweg 24, 69493 Hirschberg, Germany. Email:

KEY WORDS: Amber, inclusion, spiders, new combination.

ABSTRACT. Fossil oonopids are known only from amber inclusions. The fossils are found in Baltic, Burmese, Canadian, Chinese, Colombian, Dominican, French (Paris), Japanese, Kenyan, Lebanese, Madagascaran, Mexican, New Jersey and Ukrainian (Rovno) ambers. At present, 35 oonopid species belonging to six genera are reported from resins: Fossilopaea (1); Heteroonops (1); ?Opopaea (1); Orchestina (27); and Stenops (3). Of these, 27 are identified to species level, six to generic level, and two to family level. All species and records of these fossil oonopids are commented on, their age, type deposition, and morphological features are discussed briefly. The oldest oonopid was found in 120–130 Ma Lebanese amber. Two new combinations are established: Stenoops seldeni (Penney, 2000) comb.n., ex Oonops s.; and Orchestina pusilla (Menge, 1854) comb.n., ex Segestria p. Four species groups are recognized among fossil Orchestina.

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