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meaning: "Jointed Lycosa - a reference to a genus of wolf spider"
Named By: Hargar in 1874
Time Period: Late Carboniferous to Late Permian
Location: Russia. USA
Size: Body length about 5 centimetres
Diet: Insectivore
Fossil(s): Few specimens
Classification: | Arthropoda | Arachnida | Araneae | Mesothelae | Arthrolycosidae |

Arthrolycosa (meaning wolf [spider] with joints) is an extinct genus of arachnids, possibly spiders, that lived about 300-250 million years ago.

Fossils have been found Mazon Creek USA and in the Kirov Oblast region of Russia.

Species of Arthrolycosa are estimated to have grown to a length of 2 inches (5 centimeters) and may have preyed upon insects and other smaller animals that lived alongside them.

Read more about Arthrolycosa at Wikipedia
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