Actinopodidae

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Actinopodidae
Male Mouse Spider.jpg
male Missulena occatoria
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Actinopodidae
Simon, 1892
Genera

Actinopus
Missulena
Plesiolena

Diversity
3 genera, 42 species
Distribution.actinopodidae.1.png

The spider family Actinopodidae is a family of mygalomorph spiders found in Australia and South America. This family includes the Australian genus Missulena, known as mouse spiders. The bites of Missulena spiders, though rare, are considered medically significant and potentially dangerous.

Genera[edit]

As of November 2015, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following genera:[1]

See also[edit]

List of Actinopodidae species

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family: Actinopodidae Simon, 1892", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2015-11-17