Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi - Araneae Collection
It is the second most diverse group within the Arachnida, having over 44 thousand species, 3924 genera and 112 families described (Platnick, 2014). However, estimates indicate that this diversity is even higher, ranging 80-170 thousand species. The spiders are distributed throughout the world and has won all environments except the air and the open sea. According to Coddington & Levi (1991), Araneae is currently one of the megadiverse orders whose taxonomic classification is best-understood. The taxonomic and phylogenetic knowledge Araneae has grown considerably over the past three decades.
Material with scientific and historical importance.
Date range: Jun 23, 1905 - Jun 15, 2013
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