Name: Palaeoperenethis.
Phonetic: Pay-le-o-pe-ren-e-fiss.
Named By: P.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Selden‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Penney‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
Classification: Arthropoda,‭ ‬Arachnida,‭ ‬Araneae,‭ ‬Araneomorphae,‭ ‬Pisauridae.
Species: P.‭ ‬thaleri‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: Uncertain due to incomplete preservation.
Known locations: Canada,‭ ‬British Columbia.
Time period: Ypresian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partially preserved specimen.

       Palaeoperenethis is genus of nursery web spider that lived in‭ ‬Canada during the Eocene.‭ ‬Nursery web spiders are so named as most members of this group only spin a web‭ ‬to protect their eggs just before they are about to hatch.‭ ‬For the rest of their lives these spiders stalk through vegetation,‭ ‬ambushing prey animals while trying to avoid being eaten themselves by other‭ ‬predators such as small lizards.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A fossil spider‭ (‬Araneae:‭ ‬Pisauridae‭) ‬of Eocene age from Horsefly,‭ ‬British Columbia,‭ ‬Canada.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Contributions to Natural History‭ ‬12:1269-1282.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Selden‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Penney.‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.


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