Cretamygale is an extinct genus of spider known from the Wealden amber of the Isle of Wight, UK.[1] It was tentatively assigned to Nemesiidae.

Temporal range: Barremian, 125 Ma
Holotype specimen of Cretamygale in amber
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Opisthothelae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Genus: Cretamygale
C. chasei
Binomial name
Cretamygale chasei
Selden, 2002


  1. ^ Selden, Paul A. (2002). "First British Mesozoic Spider, From Cretaceous Amber Of The Isle Of Wight, Southern England". Palaeontology. 45 (5): 973–983. doi:10.1111/1475-4983.00271. hdl:1808/8357. ISSN 0031-0239.
Wessex Formation

The Wessex Formation is a fossil-rich English geological formation that dates from the Berriasian to Barremian stages (about 145–125 million years ago) of the Early Cretaceous. It forms part of the Wealden Group and underlies the younger Vectis Formation and overlies the Durlston Formation. The dominant lithology of this unit is mudstone with some interbedded sandstones.


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