Belongs within: Neocribellatae.Contains: Micropholcommatidae, Archaeidae. The Palpimanoidea is a clade of spiders characterised by the presence of cheliceral peg teeth, and (as recognised here) a strong reduction or loss of leg spination (Jocqué & Dippenaar-Schoeman 2007). Many are specialised predators of other spiders and members of the Archaeidae and related families may have remarkably elongated… Continue reading Palpimanoidea


Belongs within: Palpimanoidea. The strangest of spiders Published 29 August 2008 Some of the smallest spiders are mind-bogglingly tiny—the smallest known male spider, Patu digua, reaches all of 0.37 mm in length as an adult, but at least one other species known as yet only from females could potentially have a male even smaller. If… Continue reading Archaeidae