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Revision of Smeringopina

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Project title: 
Revision and cladistic analysis of the West and Central African genus Smeringopina
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Spiders

Description

With leg spans of up to 18 cm, some Smeringopina species are the largest known pholcids. Nevertheless, the genus is very poorly known and recent expeditions to Guinea, Ghana, Cameroon, and Gabon have provided more than 30 new species.

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Head of Arachnida Section and Curator
SEM supervision
Ombudsman for Good Scientific Practice
+49 228 9122-294
+49 228 9122-212
b.huber [at] zfmk.de