The first mygalomorph spiders from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Lagersta¨tte of Ceara` Province, north-east Brazil, are described, from adult males and females, in two new genera and species: Cretadiplura ceara Selden, gen. et sp. nov. and Dinodiplura ambulacra Selden, gen. et sp. nov. They belong to the extant family Dipluridae, hitherto known as fossils only from Tertiary strata; thus this occurrence extends
the family record by some 90 myr.
Selden, P. A., Casado, F. da C. & Mesquita, M. V. 2006. Mygalomorph spiders (Araneae: Dipluridae) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Lagerstätte, Araripe Basin, north-east Brazil. Palaeontology 49, 817–826. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4983.2008.00769.x
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