Cybertaxonomy for goblin spiders

Orchestina quasimodo from United States

A recent study, highlights a huge and unknown diversity of tiny spiders from canopies and describes 85 new species for the genus Orchestina (Oonopidae).

How do we study and classify biodiversity? How do we infer evolutionary patterns in organisms and how do we relate those changes to the environment? How many species of spiders do we know and how many are still to be discovered?

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