Discovery of the Largest Orbweaving Spider Species: The Evolution of Gigantism in Nephila

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Matjaz Kuntner; Jonathan A Coddington;
(2009)

BACKGROUND:More than 41,000 spider species are known with about 400-500 added each year, but for some well-known groups, such as the giant golden orbweavers, Nephila, the last valid described species dates from the 19(th) century. Nephila are renowned for being the larg... View more
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