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Phyxelididae

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Phyxelididae is a family of araneomorph spiders first described by Pekka T. Lehtinen in 1967 as a subfamily of Amaurobiidae,[1] and later elevated to family status as a sister group of Titanoecidae.[2]

Genera

As of April 2019, the World Spider Catalog accepts the following genera:[3]

  • Ambohima Griswold, 1990 — Madagascar
  • Kulalania Griswold, 1990 — Kenya
  • Lamaika Griswold, 1990 — South Africa
  • Malaika Lehtinen, 1967 — South Africa
  • Manampoka Griswold, Wood & Carmichael, 2012 — Madagascar
  • Matundua Lehtinen, 1967 — South Africa
  • Namaquarachne Griswold, 1990 — South Africa
  • Phyxelida Simon, 1894 — Africa, Asia
  • Pongolania Griswold, 1990 — South Africa
  • Rahavavy Griswold, Wood & Carmichael, 2012 — Madagascar
  • Themacrys Simon, 1906 — South Africa
  • Vidole Lehtinen, 1967 — South Africa, Lesotho
  • Vytfutia Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986 — Indonesia
  • Xevioso Lehtinen, 1967 — Africa

Gallery

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    The sprawling funnel web with funnel wedged between leaves of a wild fig

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    The central funnel section of the web

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    Female in silk tunnel

See also

References

  1. ^ Lehtinen, P. T. (1967). "Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha". Annales Zoologici Fennici. 4: 199–468.
  2. ^ Griswold, C. E.; Coddington, J. A.; Platnick, N. I.; Forster, R. R.; et al. (1999). "Towards a phylogeny of entelegyne spiders (Araneae, Araneomorphae, Entelegynae)" (PDF). Journal of Arachnology. 27: 53–63.
  3. ^ "Family: Phyxelididae Lehtinen, 1967". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
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Phyxelididae: Brief Summary

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Phyxelididae is a family of araneomorph spiders first described by Pekka T. Lehtinen in 1967 as a subfamily of Amaurobiidae, and later elevated to family status as a sister group of Titanoecidae.

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