Amblypygi (whip spiders) and Solifugae (camel spiders) [both are not spiders, really!] are the last remaining groups in Chelicerata with foundational hypothesis about their evolutionary relationships. We developed a global collaboration to gather specimens from… Read More »First global phylogenies of the “neglected arachnid cousins”
Patu digua, the smallest known spider (0.37 mm long) on the planet belongs to the family of miniature spiders, Symphytognathidae. The informal group of symphytognathoids comprise the families Anapidae, Mysmenidae, Symphytognathidae and Theridiosomatidae. Two recent… Read More »How did the smallest orb-weaving spiders cross the Pacific ocean?