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P. graeffei
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Phonognatha
Simon, 1894

Phonognatha is a genus of spider. A small genus of seven species of the family Araneidae, it was previously placed in Tetragnathidae.[1][2]

The type species Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf curling spider), is a common Australian spider found in urban areas as well as woodlands in the North-eastern, Eastern and Southern states.

The following is a list of species in the genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Platnick, N. I. 2008. Araneidae The World Spider Catalog, version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History.
  2. ^ Kuntner, M., J. A. Coddington & G. Hormiga. 2008. Phylogeny of extant nephilid orb-weaving spiders (Araneae, Nephilidae): testing morphological and ethological homologies. Cladistics 24: 190. [1]

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