Spiders of Australia

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Australia has some highly venomous spiders, including the notorious Sydney funnel-web, its relatives in the Atrax genus, and redback spiders, whose bites can be deadly,[1] but the venom of many common Australian spiders is not considered very toxic.[2]


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  1. ^ Egerton, L. ed. 2005. Encyclopedia of Australian wildlife p563 Reader's Digest ISBN 1-876689-34-X
  2. ^ Atkinson, Ronald K. (1 November 1993). "A comparison of the toxicity of the venoms of twelve common australian spider species on rodent vital organ systems". Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Endocrinology 106 (3): 639–642. doi:10.1016/0742-8413(93)90220-F. 

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