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Eophrynidae - Eophrynus prestvicii.JPG
Fossils of Eophrynus prestvicii from Dudley, United Kingdom, on display at Galerie de paléontologie et d'anatomie comparée in Paris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Trigonotarbida
Family: Eophrynidae
Karsch, 1882

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Hemiphrynidae Frič, 1904

Eophrynidae is a family of the extinct arachnid order Trigonotarbida.[1] Eophrynids lived during the Carboniferous period in what is now modern Europe and North America.The family is probably found within the 'eophrynid assemblage' clade; (Aphantomartus (Alkenia (Pseudokreischeria (Kreischeria (Eophrynus + Pleophrynus))))).[2]



  1. ^ Russell Garwood, Jason A. Dunlop & Mark D. Sutton (2009). "High-fidelity X-ray micro-tomography reconstruction of siderite-hosted Carboniferous arachnids". Biology Letters. 5 (6): 841–844. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2009.0464. PMC 2828000. PMID 19656861.
  2. ^ Jones, Fiona; Dunlop, Jason A.; Friedman, Matthew; Garwood, Russell J. (2014). "Trigonotarbus johnsoni Pocock, 1911, revealed by X-ray computed tomography, with a cladistic analysis of the extinct trigonotarbid arachnids". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 172 (1): 49–70. doi:10.1111/zoj.12167. Retrieved June 25, 2015.