Image: Segmented spider, underneath view

Segmented spider, underneath view

Segmented spider, Liphistius desultor, from Penang, Malaysia. An underneath view of the spider.

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 Museum
Location:
Penang, Malaysia

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