Cycloctenidae

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Cycloctenidae
Cycloctenus female.jpg
Cycloctenus sp. (female), from New Zealand
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Section: Entelegynae
Superfamily: incertae sedis
Family: Cycloctenidae
Simon, 1898
Diversity
5 genera, 36 species
Distribution.cycloctenidae.1.png

Cycloctenidae is a spider family with 36 described species in 5 genera. The genera Plectophanes (5 spp.), Toxopsiella (12 spp.) and Uzakia (1 sp.) are all endemic to New Zealand, Cycloctenus is found in both Australia (7 spp.) and New Zealand (10 spp.), while Galliena (1 sp.) is endemic to Java. The placements of Galliena, Plectophanes and Uzakia in Cycloctenidae are tentative only.


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