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The suborders of spiders : a cladistic analysis (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2607

Show simple item record Platnick, Norman I. en_US Gertsch, Willis John, 1906- en_US 2005-10-06T18:22:19Z 2005-10-06T18:22:19Z 1976 en_US
dc.description 15 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The methods of phylogenetic systematics are applied to the problem of the subordinal classification of spiders. Synapomorphies in external morphology, internal morphology, embrylogy, and karyology indicate that the Liphistiidae represent the sister group of all other Recent spiders. The two currently prevailing subordinal classifications of spiders (those of Bristowe and Gertsch) are rejected because they imply sister group relationships (bewteen the Liphistiidae and, in the first case all of, and in the second case some of, the mygalomorph spiders) documented only by symplesiomorphic characters. A return to the earlier classification of Pocock, recognizing two suborders (Mesothelae and Opisthothelae) and two infraorders of Opisthothelae (Mygalomorphae and Araneomorphae), is advocated"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2607 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2607, 1976 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.title The suborders of spiders : a cladistic analysis (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2607 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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