sheet-web weavers, dwarf spiders
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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.
Information on the Internet
- Linyphiid Spiders of the World. A. V. Tanasevitch, All-Russian Institute on Nature Conservation.
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