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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Actinopodidae
Genus: Actinopus
Perty, 1883[1]

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Actinopus is a genus of mygalomorph spiders in the family Actinopodidae. It is found in South America, Central America and Trinidad.

Male Actinopus sp. strolling along the upper course of Rio Lujan
Male Actinopus sp. floating on a thin film of water in a side channel of Rio Lujan


The genus was erected in 1883 by Maximilian Perty,[1] initially for the species Actinopus tarsalis, from Brazil. The genus name is derived from Greek actin- "ray, beam" and pous "foot".[2]


As of October 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Actinopus Perty, 1883", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-10-19 
  2. ^ Perty, M. (1833), "Arachnides Brasilienses", in de Spix, J.B. & Martius, F.P., Delectus animalium articulatorum quae in itinere per Braziliam ann. 1817 et 1820 colligerunt, Monachius , pp. 198-199