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Sidymella rubrosignata juvenile on Bromeliad.jpg
Sidymella rubrosignata juvenile on a bromeliad at Chatswood West, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Thomisidae
Genus: Sidymella
Strand, 1942[1]
  • Sidyma Simon, 1895 (preoccupied by Sidyma Walker, 1856)

Sidymella is a genus of spider in the family Thomisidae, found in South America, Australia and New Zealand.[1] It was originally named Sidyma, but this was later found to have been used already for a genus of moths.


The genus was first erected by Eugène Simon in 1895 under the name Sidyma, with the type species Sidyma lucida. However, it was later discovered that there was a moth genus Sidyma, named in 1856, so the genus name was preoccupied. The replacement name Sidymella was provided by Strand in 1942.[2][3]


As of April 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Gen. Sidymella Strand, 1942", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-04-13 
  2. ^ "Taxon details Sidymella lucida (Keyserling, 1880)", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-04-13 
  3. ^ Strand, E. (1942), "Miscellanea nomenclatorica zoologica et palaeontologica. X", Folia Zoologica et Hydrobiologica, 11: 386–402