Chummidae

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Chummidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Section: Entelegynae
Superfamily: incertae sedis
Family: Chummidae
Jocqué, 2001
Genus: Chumma
Jocqué, 2001
Type species
Chumma inquieta
Jocqué, 2001
Genera

see text

Diversity
1 genus, 2 species
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The Chummidae are a tiny spider family with only two described species in one genus. Both were first described in 2001. Both species are known from males and females.

They are small, three-clawed spiders with a strong dorsal scutum. They have no fovea, and the posterior and median spinnerets are reduced. The males of C. gastroperforata have two pairs of abdominal pockets, which play a role in mating.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This family is endemic to South Africa.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Jocqué 2001

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