Platyoides

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Platyoides
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Platyoides sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Gnaphosoidea
Family: Trochanteriidae
Genus: Platyoides
O. P.-Cambridge, 1890
Species

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Platyoides (scorpion spiders) is a genus of spiders belonging to the family Trochanteriidae and found in sub-Saharan Africa and its islands, Madagascar, Réunion, Aldabra and the Canary Islands.

The genus is nocturnal in habit and has developed extreme flattening of the body adapted to living in narrow cracks, particularly under loose bark.

Platyoides species[edit]

Platyoides O. P.-Cambridge, 1890