Systematics and Evolution of Spiders (Araneae)

@article{Coddington1991SystematicsAE,
  title={Systematics and Evolution of Spiders (Araneae)},
  author={Jonathan A. Coddington and Herbert Walter Levi},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  year={1991},
  volume={22},
  pages={565-592}
}
In the last 15 years understanding of the higher systematics of Araneae has changed greatly. Large classical superfamilies and families have turned out to be polyor paraphyletic; posited relationships were often based on sym­ plesiomorphies. In this brief review we summarize current taxonomic and phylogenetic knowledge and suggest where future efforts might profitably be concentrated. We lack space to discuss fully all the clades mentioned, and the cited numbers of described taxa are only… 

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