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; class Arachnida, order Araneae)

Suborder of spiders which construct funnel-shaped webs. Some species are poisonous to humans, and most species occur in Australia. Most large mygalomorphs are commonly called tarantulas. Many have hairs which produce an urtica-like rash. Some species are venomous, but are less dangerous than is generally supposed, inflicting bites that in humans are no worse than wasp stings.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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