Cycloctenidae

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Cycloctenidae
Cycloctenus female.jpg
Cycloctenus sp. (female), from New Zealand
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Cycloctenidae
Simon, 1898
Diversity
5 genera, 36 species
Distribution.cycloctenidae.1.png

Cycloctenidae is a spider family with 36 described species in 5 genera. The genera Plectophanes (5 spp.), Toxopsiella (12 spp.) and Uzakia (1 sp.) are all endemic to New Zealand, Cycloctenus is found in both Australia (7 spp.) and New Zealand (10 spp.), while Galliena (1 sp.) is endemic to Java. The placements of Galliena, Plectophanes and Uzakia in Cycloctenidae are tentative only.


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