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Dunlop Lab

Ausgestorbener Weberknecht in ukrainischem Rovno Bernstein

Research Topic

We are interested in fossil arachnids and their relatives, and their significance for understanding arachnid evolution. By studying key fossils and comparing them to their living relatives in the museum collections we are trying to understand where and when groups like spiders, scorpions, harvestmen and ticks first appeared, and how these animals may relate to one another. A number of extinct arachnids may also provide evidence about how these animals diversified and became so

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