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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Division: Entelegynae
Superfamily: Palpimanoidea

The Palpimanoidea are a superfamily of eight-eyed spiders, with three containing families:

The Palpimanoidea (together with the seven families of Dionycha) are the only spider group with no cribellate members.

Recent molecular analysis indicates that Palpimanoidea is probably not monophyletic (Rix et al., 2008).


  • Griswold, C.E., Coddington, J.A., Platnick, N.I. and Forster, R.R. (1999). Towards a Phylogeny of Entelegyne Spiders (Araneae, Araneomorphae, Entelegynae). Journal of Arachnology 27:53-63. PDF
  • Rix, Michael; Harvey, Mark; Roberts, J. Dale (2008). "Molecular phylogenetics of the spider family Micropholcommatidae (Arachnida: Araneae) using nuclear rRNA genes (18S and 28S)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 1031–1048.