Austrochilidae

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Austrochilidae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Opisthothelae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Austrochilidae
Zapfe, 1955
Genera

See text.

Diversity
3 genera, 9 species
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Austrochilidae is a small spider family with nine species in three genera.[1]

Two genera (Austrochilus, Thaida) are endemic to the Andean forests of central and southern Chile and adjacent Argentina, the third is endemic to Tasmania.

Species[edit]

The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan.[1]

Austrochilinae Zapfe, 1955
Hickmaniinae Lehtinen, 1967 (as family Hickmaniidae)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Currently valid spider genera and species". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  • Grismado, C. J., L. Lopardo & N. I. Platnick (2003). A new species of Austrochilus from Chile (Araneae, Austrochilidae, Austrochilinae). J. Arachnol. 31: 148-150. PDF (A. forsteri)
  • Forster, R.R., Platnick, N.I. and Gray, M.R. (1987). A review of the spider superfamilies Hypochiloidea and Austrochiloidea (Araneae, Araneomorphae). Bulletin of the AMNH 185(1):1-116 Abstract - PDF (50Mb)
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2008): The world spider catalog, version 8.5. American Museum of Natural History.