Cyatholipidae

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Cyatholipidae
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Tekelloides flavonotatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Araneoidea
Family: Cyatholipidae
Simon, 1894
Genera

see text

Diversity
23 genera, 58 species
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The Cyatholipidae are a spider family with 58 described species in 23 genera.

They were discovered in the late 19th century in Africa. Cyatholipidae live mostly in moist, montane forests. Certain species, such as Scharffia rossi, however, live in dry regions, such as savannah.

Most members of this family hang beneath sheet webs.

Distribution[edit]

Most species occur in Africa (with Madagascar), several in New Zealand and Australia, and one species (Pokennips dentipes) in Jamaica.

Genera[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Griswold, C.E.(1997). The Spider Family Cyatholipidae in Madagascar (Araneae, Araneoidea). Journal of Arachnology 25(1): 53-83. PDF