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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Idiopidae
Genus: Scalidognathus
Karsch, 1892[1]
Type species
S. radialis

6, see text


Scalidognathus is a genus of Asian armored trapdoor spiders that was first described by Ferdinand Anton Franz Karsch in 1892.[3] Originally placed with the Ctenizidae, it was moved to the Idiopidae in 1985.[2]


As of May 2019 it contains six species:[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Scalidognathus Karsch, 1892". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  2. ^ a b Raven, R. J. (1985). "The spider infraorder Mygalomorphae (Araneae): Cladistics and systematics". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 182: 167.
  3. ^ Karsch, F. (1892). "Arachniden von Ceylon und von Minikoy gesammelt von den Herren Doctoren P. und F. Sarasin". Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift. 36: 267–310.