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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Lycosidae
Genus: Anoteropsis
L.Koch, 1878

Anoteropsis is a genus of wolf spiders that is endemic to New Zealand.

Their body size ranges from 4.2 to 17.4 mm.


Anoteropsis is known only from New Zealand including the Chatham Islands, Snares Islands and Auckland Islands. New Zealand has 27 species of wolf spiders in 6 genera. The genus Anoteropsis dominates the country with 20 species alone.


Other Links
  • [1] Well researched paper on New Zealand Wolf spiders - Fauna of New Zealand, 2002.

Has a lot of technical information on the above species (see pages 19 – 33 for Anoteropsis). Cataloguing in publication VINK, C. J. (Cornelis Jacob) Lycosidae (Arachnida: Araneae) / C. J. Vink – Lincoln, Canterbury, N.Z. : Manaaki Whenua Press, 2002.(Fauna of New Zealand, ISSN 0111-5383 ; no. 44).ISBN 0-478-09347-0