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Male Actinopus sp. from San Luis Province top view.jpg
Male Actinopus sp. floating on a thin film of water in a side channel of Rio Lujan
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Actinopodidae
Genus: Actinopus
Perty, 1833[1]
Type species
A. tarsalis Perty, 1833

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  • Closterochilus
  • Theragretes

Actinopus is a genus of mygalomorph spiders in the family Actinopodidae found in South America, Central America, and Trinidad. It was erected in 1883 by Maximilian Perty from the type species Actinopus tarsalis found in Brazil.[2] The name is derived from Greek actin- "ray, beam" and pous "foot".[3]


As of March 2019 it contains forty-nine species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Actinopus Perty, 1833". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
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  3. ^ Perty, M. (1833), "Arachnides Brasilienses", in de Spix, J.B. & Martius, F.P. (eds.), Delectus animalium articulatorum quae in itinere per Braziliam ann. 1817 et 1820 colligerunt, Monachius, pp. 198-199