Trochanteriidae

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Trochanteriidae
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Platyoides is a genus of Trochanteriidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Section: Dionycha
Superfamily: Gnaphosoidea
Family: Trochanteriidae
Karsch, 1879
Genera

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Diversity
18 genera, 149 species
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The Trochanteriidae are a spider family with 149 species in 18 genera.

Distribution[edit]

Most genera are endemic to Australia.

Doliomalus is endemic to Chile, Trochanteria to Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

Olin occurs on Sulawesi and Christmas Island, Plator species live in China, India, Korea and Japan.

Platyoides species exist in southern Africa, Madagascar and Canary Islands. One species, P. walteri, was introduced to Australia.

Genera[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Platnick, N.I. (2002): A revision of the Australasian ground spiders of the families Ammoxenidae, Cithaeronidae, Gallieniellidae, and Trochanteriidae (Araneae, Gnaphosoidea). Bulletin of the AMNH 271 PDF (26Mb) Abstract (with key to Australian species)
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2008): The world spider catalog, version 8.5. American Museum of Natural History.

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