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Primitive Spiders

Infraorder Mygalomorphae

Primitive spiders (Mygalomorphae) are amongst the largest and certainly the longest lived spiders. These are the least evolved spiders known from Australia and one of the oldest groups in the fossil record. They have remained almost unchanged for tens of millions of years.

Toowoomba Funnelweb spider, Hexathelidae, Hadronyche infensa, male Toowoomba Funnelweb (Hadronyche infensa)

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