Damastes (spider)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Sparassidae
Genus: Damastes
Simon, 1880

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Damastes is a genus of huntsman spiders native to Madagascar, Mozambique, and Seychelles. It is classified under the family Sparassidae, though its subfamilial classification remains unclear.[1][2] It contains the following species:[3]


  1. ^ Peter Jäger (2002). "Heteropodinae: Transfers and Synonymies (Arachnida: Araneae: Sparassidae" (PDF). Acta Arachnologica. 51 (1): 33–61. doi:10.2476/asjaa.51.33.
  2. ^ Peter Jäger (1997). "First results of a taxonomic revision of the SE Asian Sparassidae (Araneae)" (PDF). Proceedings of the 17th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Edinburgh 1997: 53–59. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-26.
  3. ^ Norman I. Platnick. "The World Spider Catalog, Version 12.0". The American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved December 18, 2011.