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Figure S6. The evolution of body size and sexual size dimorphism (SSD) in nephilid spiders: an alternative optimization to Fig. 4. (a) Female body length shows 26 increases (+) and 28 decreases (-); (b) Male body length has 24 increases and 30 decreases; (c) SSD shows 24 increases and 30 decreases. An ultrametric tree was pruned to contain the 28 taxa with known size variation in both sexes. Sizes and SSD (ratio female/male body length) were optimized on the tree using square change parsimony in Mesquite. Clades are color coded by web type in (a).