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Migidae

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Migidae, also known as tree trapdoor spiders, is a family of spiders with about 100 species in eleven genera. They are small to large spiders with little to no hair and build burrows with a trapdoor.[1] Some species live in tree fern stems. They have a Gondwanan distribution, found almost exclusively on the Southern Hemisphere, occurring in South America, Africa, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.[2][3]

Genera

Genera

As of April 2019, the World Spider Catalog accepts the following genera:[2]

References

  1. ^ Griswold, C. E. (1998). "The nest and male of the trap-door spider Poecilomigas basilleupi Benoit, 1962 (Araneae, Migidae)" (PDF). Journal of Arachnology. 26: 142–148.
  2. ^ a b "Family: Migidae Simon, 1889". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  3. ^ Raven, R.J. (1984). "Systematics and biogeography of the mygalomorph spider family Migidae (Araneae) in Australia". Aust. J. Zool. 32: 379–390.
  • Zapfe, H. (1961). La Familia Migidae en Chile. Invest. Zool. Chil. 7: 151-157

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Migidae: Brief Summary

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Migidae, also known as tree trapdoor spiders, is a family of spiders with about 100 species in eleven genera. They are small to large spiders with little to no hair and build burrows with a trapdoor. Some species live in tree fern stems. They have a Gondwanan distribution, found almost exclusively on the Southern Hemisphere, occurring in South America, Africa, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

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