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  • Platnick, N.I., 1977. The hypochiloid spiders: A cladistic analysis, with notes on the Atypoidea (Arachnida, Araneae). Am. Mus. Nov. 2627, 1-23.
  • Platnick, N.I., 1981. Spider biogeography: past, present, and future. Revue Arachnologique 3, 85-96.
  • Platnick, N.I., Gertsch, W.J., 1976. The suborders of spiders: A cladistic analysis (Arachnida, Araneae). Am. Mus. Nov. 2607, 1-15.
  • Raven, R.J., 1985. The spider infraorder Mygalomorphae (Araneae): cladistics and systematics. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 182, 1-180.
  • Selden PA (2002) First British Mesozoic spider, from Cretaceous amber of the Isle of Wight. Palaeontology 45, 973-983.
  • Selden, P.A., Gall, J.-C., 1992. A Triassic Mygalomorph spider from the northern Vosges, France. Paleontology 35, 211-235.


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