From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Chorizopes
O. P-Cambridge, 1870
Type species
Chorizoopes frontalis
O. P-Cambridge, 1870

See text.

24 species

Chorizopes is a genus of araneid spiders, with more than twenty described species. Most are found in India and China, with several others found in locations ranging from Madagascar to Japan.[1]

These spiders are found in leaf litter. Even though it belongs to the spider family commonly called Orb weavers, it does not spin webs, and instead preys on other spiders.[2]


Although Pickard-Cambridge originally named the genus Chorizoopes, the emendation Chorizopes by Thorell is now protected by usage.[1]



  1. ^ a b World Spider Catalog
  2. ^ Platnick 2000


  • Platnick, Norman I. (2000): Book review: An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia. Journal of American Arachnology 29: 281-282. PDF
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2007): The world spider catalog, version 8.0. American Museum of Natural History.