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sheet-web weavers, dwarf spiders

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Containing group: Orbiculariae

Other Names for Linyphiidae


Hormiga, G. 1994. Cladistics and the comparative morphology of linyphiid spiders and their relatives (Araneae, Araneoidea, Linyphiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 111:1-71.

Hormiga, G. 2000. Higher level phylogenetics of Erigonine spiders (Araneae, Linyphiidae, Erigoninae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 609:1-160.

Millidge, A. F. 1993. Further remarks on the taxonomy and relationships of the Linyphiidae, based on epigynal duct conformation and other characters (Araneae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 9:145-156.

Penney D. and P. A. Selden. 2002. The oldest linyphiid spider, in Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber (Araneae, Linyphiidae, Linyphiinae). Journal of Arachnology 30 (3):487-493.

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Scientific Name Linyphia triangularis
Location Kottingbrunn, Lower Austria, Austria
Comments A spider of the family Linyphiidae (German: Baldachinspinnen).
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Baldachinspinne
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2008 Reinhold Stansich
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Tree of Life Web Project. 2006. Linyphiidae. sheet-web weavers, dwarf spiders. Version 07 December 2006 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Linyphiidae/25497/2006.12.07 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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