Ammoxenidae

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Ammoxenidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Gnaphosoidea
Family: Ammoxenidae
Simon, 1893
Genera

see text

Diversity
4 genera, 18 species
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The Ammoxenidae are a small spider family with 18 species in four genera. A common name for the family is "termite hunters."[1]

Distribution[edit]

Two genera (Ammoxenus, Rastellus) occur in Africa, the other two (Austrammo, Barrowammo) in Australia.

Species[edit]

Ammoxenus Simon, 1893

Austrammo Platnick, 2002

Barrowammo Platnick, 2002

Rastellus Platnick & Griffin, 1990

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly, Lynne (2009). Spiders: Learning to Love Them. Allen & Unwin. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-74175-179-6. 

References[edit]

  • Platnick, N.I. (2002): A revision of the Australasian ground spiders of the families Ammoxenidae, Cithaeronidae, Gallieniellidae, and Trochanteriidae (Araneae, Gnaphosoidea). Bulletin of the AMNH 271 PDF (26Mb) Abstract (with key to Australian species)
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2008): The world spider catalog, version 8.5. American Museum of Natural History.