Spider Family Micropholcommatidae (Arachnida, Araneae, Araneoidea)
A Relimitation & Revision at the Generic Level
ZookKeys No. 36


By Michael G. Rix & Mark S. Harvey
May 2010
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789546425317
321 pages, Illustrated
$137.50 Paper original

The Micropholcommatidae are a family of tiny, distinctive araneoid spiders, known from southern-temperate habitats throughout Australasia & Chile. The greatest abundance of individuals and the largest diversity of taxa occur in the cool-temperate rainforests of southern-eastern Australia and New Zealand, where micropholcommatid spiders can be very common within moss and lead litter microhabitats. Although poorly studied biologically and largely neglected taxonomically, the Micropholcommatidae are a diverse lineage, with a significant and previously unrecognised generic diversity.


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