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Long-legged sac spiders
Temporal range: Palaeogene–present
Miturga albopunctata, adult male (F Miturgidae).jpg
Miturga albopunctata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Miturgidae
Simon, 1886
29 genera, 167 species

Miturgidae is a family of araneomorph spiders that includes nearly 170 species in 29 genera worldwide.[1] First described by Eugène Simon in 1886,[2] it has been substantially revised, including of previous family "Zoridae" as subfamily "Zorinae"[3] and excluding the family "Xenoctenidae".[4] Several genera have also been removed, such as the large genus Cheiracanthium, which was transferred to the Eutichuridae.[5]


As of April 2019, the World Spider Catalog accepts the following genera:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Family: Miturgidae Simon, 1886". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  2. ^ Simon, E. (1886). "Etudes arachnologiques. 18e Mémoire. XXVI. Matériaux pour servir à la faune des Arachnides du Sénégal. (Suivi d'une appendice intitulé: Descriptions de plusieurs espèces africaines nouvelles)". Annales de la Société Entomologique de France. 6 (5): 345–396.
  3. ^ Ramírez, Martín (2014). "The morphology and phylogeny of Dionychan spiders (Araneae: Araneomorphae)". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 390.
  4. ^ Wheeler, W. C.; et al. (2017). "The spider tree of life: phylogeny of Araneae based on target-gene analyses from an extensive taxon sampling". Cladistics. 33 (6): 576–616. doi:10.1111/cla.12182.
  5. ^ Murphy, J. A.; Roberts, M. J. (2015). Spider families of the world and their spinnerets. British Arachnological Society.

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