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Hubbardia pentapeltis male 1.jpg
Male Hubbardia pentapeltis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Schizomida
Family: Hubbardiidae
Cook, 1899

Hubbardiinae Cook, 1899
Megaschizominae Rowland, 1973

Hubbardiidae is a family of arachnids, superficially resembling spiders. It is the larger of the two extant families of the order, Schizomida, and is divided into two subfamilies. The family is based on the description published by Orator F. Cook in 1899, and was previously named as Schizomidae.[1] The American Arachnological Society assigns the common name hubbardiid shorttailed whipscorpion to members of this family[2]

The classification of the family includes 46 genera. Seven of these genera are found in Australia, five of them occur nowhere else: Draculoides, Julattenius, Notozomus, Attenuizomus and Brignolizomus.[1] Five genera are found in Mexico, three of which are endemic (Pacal, Mayazomus and Sotanostenochrus).[3]


The following is a list of genera, divided into two subfamilies:[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Faunal Directory (Harvey 2002)
  2. ^ American Arachnological Society 2003:42
  3. ^ Montaño Moreno & Francke 2009:33; Harvey 2003:112–123
  4. ^ "Hubbardiidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  5. ^ Cook 1899
  6. ^ Cokendolpher, J.C.; Reddell, J.R. 2000: New and rare Schizomida (Arachnida: Hubbardiidae) from South America. Amazoniana, 16(1-2): 187-212. PDF


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