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

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3 genera, 9 species

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.


The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan.[1]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Currently valid spider genera and species". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Archived from the original on 2015-11-03. 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.