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Liocranum rupicola 2007.04.07 15.50.39-p4070387.jpg
Liocranum rupicola
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Liocranidae
Simon, 1897

many others

30 genera, > 150 species

Liocranidae is a family of araneomorph spiders, consisting of about 160 species of wandering spiders in 30 or so genera. Along with other groups, they are sometimes called "sac spiders". The best known are those in the Holarctic genus Agroeca. Various genera of rather obscure spiders are included in the family, which still lacks a diagnosis. Two species in the North American genus Neoanagraphis are found in often hyperarid conditions in the Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts. The females apparently live in animal burrows and the males wander and are often caught in pitfall traps.


Egg sac of Agroeca brunnea

As of April 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following genera:[1]

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  1. ^ "Family: Liocranidae Simon, 1897", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-04-19 

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