Migidae

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Tree trapdoor spiders
Paramigas subrufus 1895.jpg
Paramigas perroti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae
Superfamily: Migoidea
Family: Migidae
Simon, 1892
Genera

see text

Diversity
10 genera, 91 species
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The tree trapdoor spiders (Migidae) are a spider family with about 90 species in 10 genera. They have a Gondwanan distribution and occur almost exclusively on the Southern Hemisphere.

They are small spiders with rather little hair. They build burrows with a trapdoor. Some species live in tree fern stems.

Tree trapdoor spiders occur in South America, Africa and Australia, Madagascar, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

Genera[edit]

The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan.[1]

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References[edit]

  • Raven, R.J. (1984). Systematics and biogeography of the mygalomorph spider family Migidae (Araneae) in Australia. Aust. J. Zool. 32: 379-390 Abstract (Migas, Heteromigas)
  • Griswold, C. E. 1998a. The nest and male of the trap-door spider Poecilomigas basilleupi Benoit, 1962 (Araneae, Migidae). Journal of Arachnology, 26: 142--148. PDF
  • Zapfe, H. (1961). La Familia Migidae en Chile. Invest. Zool. Chil. 7: 151-157

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