List of trapdoor spiders

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Trapdoor spider is a common name that is sometimes used to refer to different spiders, or rather several different groups.

Several families that contain trapdoor spiders within the infraorder Mygalomorphae:

  • Migidae, also known as 'ridge fanged trapdoor spiders' or 'tree trapdoor spiders', in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Nemesiidae, a family of 'tube trapdoor spiders', with both tropical and temperate species worldwide
  • Theraphosidae, a family of tarantulas (where just a few species make trapdoors), also with wide distribution
  • Liphistiidae, an unusual and unique family of spiders with armoured abdomens from Southeast Asia, China and Japan