Orsolobidae

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Orsolobidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Dysderoidea
Family: Orsolobidae
Cooke, 1965
Genera

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Diversity
29 genera, about 180 species

The Orsolobidae are a six-eyed spider family with about 180 described species in 29 genera. They were separated from the Dysderidae. Several genera were transferred from the Oonopidae.

Distribution[edit]

Most genera are endemic to New Zealand and the Australian region.

Several genera occur in southern Africa (Afrilobus, Azanialobus) and South America (Chileolobus, Mallecolobus, Orsolobus, Osornolobus, Falklandia, Losdolobus).

Genera[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Platnick, N.I. et al. 2012: Tarsal organ morphology and the phylogeny of goblin spiders (Araneae, Oonopidae), with notes on basal genera. American Museum novitates, (3736) doi:10.1206/3736.2
  • Forster, R.R, Platnick, N.I. (1985): A review of the austral spider family Orsolobidae (Arachnida, Araneae), with notes on the superfamily Dysderoidea. Bulletin of the AMNH 181 PDF (147Mb!) Abstract
  • Griswold, C.E., Platnick, N.I. (1987): On the first African spiders of the family Orsolobidae (Araneae, Dysderoidea). American Museum novitates 2892. (PDF 5Mb) Abstract (Afrolobus, Azanialobus)
  • Platnick, N.I., Brescovit, A.D. (1994): A new genus of the spider family Orsolobidae (Araneae, Dysderoidea) from Brazil. American Museum novitates 3112 (PDF) (Abstract) (Losdolobus)

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