Opisthothelae

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Opisthothelae

  1. A taxonomic suborder within the order Araneae â€” spiders that have certain relatively modern characteristics: the absence of tergite plates on, and near-absence of ganglia in, the abdomen; the hindmost position of the spinnerets; and the presence of venom glands.

Usage notes[edit]

Opisthothelae is a clade and was introduced as a classification relatively recently to mark a division of its members from the more primitive members of Mesothelae.

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