Atrax

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Atrax
Atraxrobustus.jpg
Atrax robustus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Hexathelidae
Subfamily: Atracinae
Genus: Atrax
O.P.-Cambridge, 1877[1]

Atrax is a genus of venomous spiders found in Australia. It is a member of the subfamily Atracinae, the Australian funnel-web spiders, part of the Hexathelidae family. The genus was erected by the Reverend Octavius Pickard-Cambridge in 1877 for the species Atrax robustus.[2]

As of January 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gen. Atrax O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1877". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  2. ^ a b Gray, Michael R. (24 November 2010). "A revision of the Australian funnel-web spiders (Hexathelidae: Atracinae)" (PDF). Records of the Australian Museum. 62 (3): 285–392. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.62.2010.1556. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Atrax at Wikispecies Media related to Atrax at Wikimedia Commons