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Tree from Coddington and Levi (1991)
Containing group: Entelegynae


Bosselaers, J. 2002. A cladistic analysis of Zoropsidae (Araneae), with the description of a new genus. Belgian Journal of Zoology 132:141-154.

Coddington, J. A. and H. W. Levi. 1991. Systematics and evolution of spiders (Araneae). Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 22:565-592.

Fang, K., C. C. Yang, B. W. Lue, S. H. Chen, and K. Y. Lue. 2000. Phylogenetic corroboration of superfamily Lycosoidae spiders (Araneae) as inferred from partial mitochondrial 12S and 16S ribosomal DNA sequences. Zoological Studies 39:107-113.

Sierwald, P. 1997. Phylogenetic analysis of pisaurine nursery web spiders, with revisions of Tetragonophthalma and perenethis (Araneae, Lycosoidea, Pisauridae). Journal of Arachnology 25:361-407.

Townsend, V. R. and B. E. Felgenhauer. 2001. Phylogenetic significance of the morphology of the cuticular scales of the lynx spiders (Araneae : Oxyopidae). Journal of Zoology 253:309-332.

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Scientific Name Lycosa (Hogna) helluo
Comments Wolf spider female with egg sac.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage adult, egg sac
Copyright © Jim Kalisch
Scientific Name Oxyopes salticus
Location Oklahoma
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Thomas Shahan
Sex Female
Source Female Striped Lynx Spider - (Oxyopes salticus)
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License - Version 3.0.
Copyright © 2005 OpoTerser
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