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A New Genus of the Spider Family Caponiidae (Araneae, Haplogynae) from the West Indies


Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander, Platnick, Norman I., Dupérré, Nadine (2010): A New Genus of the Spider Family Caponiidae (Araneae, Haplogynae) from the West Indies. American Museum Novitates 2010 (3705): 1-44, DOI: 10.1206/3705.2, URL:



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