Image: A segmented spider from Malaysia

A segmented spider from Malaysia

A segmented spider, Liphistius desultor, from Penang, Malaysia

Segmented spiders (from the suborder Mesothelae) are the most primitive living spiders in the world. They have virtually remained unchanged from late Palaeozoic times to today. Sometimes they are referred to as living fossils.

Photographer:
Mike Gray
Rights:
© Australian Musuem
Location:
Penang, Malaysia

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