Florissant fossil spider discovery

Zachary J Sepulveda (USA) and Steven Wade Veatch (USA). The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is known worldwide for its late Eocene (34mya) fossil plants and insects. Recently, a fossil spider was discovered at the commercial quarry, which is near the fossil beds (Fig. 1). Due to the condition of … Read More

Fossil arachnids

Dr David Penney (UK) and Dr Jason Dunlop (Germany). When it comes to fossils, arachnids are not a group that obviously springs to mind. However, with more than 100,000 described living species, Arachnida form the second most diverse group of primarily land-living organisms after the insects. And they probably made … Read More