Discovery of the largest orbweaving spider species: the evolution of gigantism in Nephila.
Jonathan A Coddington
- Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
(issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
Q | R | Research Article | Evolutionary Biology | Evolutionary Biology/Sexual Behavior | Science | Evolutionary Biology/Evolutionary Ecology | Evolutionary Biology/Animal Behavior | Medicine
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 19th century. Nephila are renowned for being the larges...