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Baldlegged spiders
Paratropididae Near Pico Bonito National Park Honduras BY Stuart Longhorn Aug 2011.jpg
Paratropididae in Honduras
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Paratropididae
Simon, 1889
5 genera, 17 species

Paratropididae, also known as baldlegged spiders, is a small family of mygalomorph spiders with eight species. They are more closely related to tarantulas and allies, than to most other 'true' spiders (araneomorphs).


The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan.[1]

  • Anisaspoides gigantea F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1896 (Brazil)

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