The Fossil Arachnida

  • Petar Beron
Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 94)


Concerning the fossil orders, Dunlop (1996a, b) presents a revised concept of the formerly accepted (Weygoldt and Paulus 1979; Shultz 1990) five fossil orders of Arachnida. The subclasses of Petrunkevitch (1949) have been rejected, Anthracomartida – synonymized with Trigonotarbida. It was concluded that the position of Phalangiotarbida and Haptopoda remains obscure. Kustarachnida, according to Dunlop (1996a, b), represents misidentified opilionids.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petar Beron
    • 1
  1. 1.National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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