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Aptostichus female.jpg
Aptostichus sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Euctenizidae
Genus: Aptostichus
Simon, 1891

Aptostichus is a genus of spiders in the family Euctenizidae found predominantly in southern California, United States.[1][2]


Trapdoor of an Aptostichus burrow
Aptostichus miwok male (top) and female

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bond, Jason E. & Brent D. Opell (2002). "Phylogeny and taxonomy of the genera of south-western North American Euctenizinae trapdoor spiders and their relatives (Araneae: Mygalomorphae, Cyrtaucheniidae)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 136 (3): 487–534. doi:10.1046/j.1096-3642.2002.00035.x.
  2. ^ Bond, Jason E. & Amy K. Stockman (2008). "An Integrative Method for Delimiting Cohesion Species: Finding the Population-Species Interface in a Group of Californian Trapdoor Spiders with Extreme Genetic Divergence and Geographic Structuring". Systematic Biology. 57 (4): 628–646. doi:10.1080/10635150802302443. PMID 18686196.