Diplura (spider)

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Diplura
Diplura macrura.png
Diplura macrura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Dipluridae
Genus: Diplura
C. L. Koch, 1850
Type species
Mygale macrura
C. L. Koch, 1841
Species

Diplura annectens
Diplura argentina
Diplura cathariensis
Diplura erlandi
Diplura fasciata
Diplura garbei
Diplura garleppi
Diplura lineata
Diplura macrura
Diplura maculata
Diplura nigra
Diplura nigridorsi
Diplura paraguayensis
Diplura parallela
Diplura petrunkevitchi
Diplura riveti
Diplura sanguinea
Diplura studiosa
Diplura taunayi
Diplura uniformis

Diversity
20 species

Diplura is a genus of funnel-web tarantulas found in South America and Cuba belonging to the subfamily Diplurinae. They possess a lyra on their prolateral maxillae. Diplura species can be distinguished from Trechona sp. by the number of setae on this lyra. They differ from Harmonicon sp. by the leg formula (1423 in Harmonicon, rather than 4123 in other genera of the subfamily) and the shape of the lyra bristles.

References[edit]

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