Family Tetragnathidae

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Opisthosoma and legs very long and thin; chelicerae long, divergent, with many teeth

Tetragnatha

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Habitus
(Roberts 1995)
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Habitus
(Bellmann 1997)
- Opisthosoma not prolonged; legs and chelicerae sometimes prolonged

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Legs without spines (patella sometimes with one spine); chelicerae robust, sometimes prolonged; habitus as fig.

Pachygnatha

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Habitus
(Roberts 1985a)
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Legs with many spines; Paracymbium bipartite; epigyne simple

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Dorsal part of the paracymbium very broad, distally with lobes; epigyne with a very broad groove, lateral parts with sharp ends

Meta

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male Pedipalp
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
- Both parts of the paracymbium distinctly longer than wide, distally tapering; epigyne with a broad median part; lateral parts) with round ends

Metellina

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male Pedipalp
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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Habitus
(Roberts 1985a)