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A Glimpse at Spider Evolution and Phylogeny – BiOME Ecology Magazine
Evolutionary History Spiders are the most specious group of venomous animals on the planet, and arguably the most successful terrestrial predators, except for perhaps predatory beetles (King and Hardy, 2013). Currently, there are over 50,000 described species with estimates that the total number may be closer to 120,000 species, and records of spider-like creatures date …