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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Periegopidae
Simon, 1893
Genus: Periegops
Simon, 1893

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1 genus, 3 species

Periegops is a genus of spiders, the only genus in the family Periegopidae, with three described species. Periegops had been long considered to be members of Sicariidae or Segestriidae until Raymond Forster elevated them to the family level in 1995.[1]

Periegops has only six eyes, unlike most spiders, which have eight. Adult P. suteri are about 8 mm long.


Periegops Simon, 1893


  1. ^ a b Forster, R. R. (1995). The Australian spider family Periegopidae Simon, 1893 (Araneae: Sicarioidea). Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 52: 91–105.
  2. ^ Vink, C.J.; Dupérré, N.; Malumbres-Olarte, J. 2013: Periegopidae (Arachnida: Araneae). Fauna of New Zealand, (70) extract and pdf

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