Mecysmaucheniidae

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Mecysmaucheniidae
Zearchaea clypeata female.jpg
Zearchaea clypeata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Opisthothelae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Mecysmaucheniidae
Simon, 1895
Genera

See text.

Diversity
7 genera, 25 species
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The Mecysmaucheniidae are family of araneomorph spiders with 25 described species in seven genera.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Most genera only occur in South America (Chile and Argentina), with two genera endemic to New Zealand.

Species[edit]

The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Editors (April 8, 2016). "Mecysmaucheniid spiders strike prey with lightning speed, scientists find". Sci-News.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  • Grismado, CJ & MJ Ramírez. 2005. Nuevas especies de la familia Mecysmaucheniidae (Araneae) de Chile y Argentina. Biota Neotropica 5: 1-4 PDF (Spanish, with pictures) (Mecysmauchenius platnicki)