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Arthropoda > Arachnomorpha > Cheliceriformes > Chelicerata > Euchelicerata
Palpigrades are very small, pale-coloured arachnids that
live soil, leaf litter, and caves. There are six genera and 78 species
worldwide, with only one genus and species, Eukoenenia lawrencei,
recorded from southern Africa. This
species has been collected from Champagne Castle in the Drakensberg,
KwaZulu-Natal and puzzlingly has also been recorded from Papua New Guinea
- Harvey MS. 2003. Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world.
CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.