Zoropsidae

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Zoropsidae
Zoropsis spinimana.jpg
Zoropsis spinimana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Superfamily: Lycosoidea
Family: Zoropsidae
Bertkau, 1882
Genera

Uliodon
Zoropsis
others, see text

Diversity
12 genera, 76 species
Distribution.zoropsidae.1.png

Zoropsidae is a family of uncommon, somewhat wolf spider-like, wandering, cribellate spiders.They are also called false wolf spiders, because of their similarites to wolf spiders. The eye arrangement is not like that of wolf spiders as the eyes are in two rows and are more equal in size. Little is known of their biology, but they include about 65 species in 12 genera found primarily in Australia and South Africa. One species, Zoropsis spinimana, was accidentally introduced to the United States.

Genera[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]