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  title={Biogeographical history of golden orbweavers: Chronology of a global conquest},
  author={Eva Turk and Klemen {\vC}andek and Simona Kralj-Fi{\vs}er and Matja{\vz} Kuntner},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
  pages={1333 - 1344}
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