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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Amaurobiidae
Genus: Chumma
Jocqué, 2001[1]
Type species
Chumma inquieta
Jocqué, 2001[1]

Chumma is a spider genus with only two described species, as of February 2016. It was formerly placed as the only genus in the family Chummidae, but is placed in the family Amaurobiidae in the World Spider Catalog. Both species were first described in 2001 and are known from males and females.[1]

They are small, three-clawed spiders with a strong dorsal scutum. They have no fovea, and the posterior and median spinnerets are reduced. The males of C. gastroperforata have two pairs of abdominal pockets, which play a role in mating.[2]


This family is endemic to South Africa.


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  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Chumma Jocqué, 2001", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2018-05-13
  2. ^ Jocqué, R. (2001), "Chummidae, a new spider family (Arachnida, Araneae) from South Africa", Journal of Zoology, 254: 481–493, doi:10.1017/S095283690100098X

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