Malkaridae

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Shield spiders
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Malkara sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Mimetoidea
Family: Malkaridae
Davies, 1980
Genera

see text

Diversity
4 genera, 10 species
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Malkaridae is a small spider family with ten species in four genera.

Distribution[edit]

Three genera occur in Australia, Chilenodes in Chile and Argentina.

Species[edit]

Carathea Moran, 1986

Chilenodes Platnick & Forster, 1987

Malkara Davies, 1980

Perissopmeros Butler, 1932

References[edit]

  • Platnick, N.I & Forster, R.R (1987). On the first American spiders of the subfamily Sternodinae (Araneae, Malkaridae). American Museum novitates 2894. PDF 5Mb (Abstract) (Chilenodes)
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2014): The world spider catalog, version 14.5. American Museum of Natural History. doi:10.5531/db.iz.0001