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Pahoroides female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Synotaxidae
Simon, 1894

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13 genera, 68 species

The Synotaxidae are a spider family with 68 described species in 13 genera. It has been proposed that the family be limited to the Synotaxinae, with the Pahorinae and Physogeleninae placed in a separate family, Physogelenidae,[1] although as of October 2016 this has not been accepted by other sources.[2]


Species of this family occur in Central and South America, New Zealand and Australia.


The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog.

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  1. ^ Dimitrov, Dimitar; Benavides, Ligia R.; Arnedo, Miquel A.; Giribet, Gonzalo; Griswold, Charles E.; Scharff, Nikolaj & Hormiga, Gustavo (2016). "Rounding up the usual suspects: a standard target-gene approach for resolving the interfamilial phylogenetic relationships of ecribellate orb-weaving spiders with a new family-rank classification (Araneae, Araneoidea)" (PDF). Cladistics. doi:10.1111/cla.12165. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Currently valid spider genera and species". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum, Bern. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  • Agnarsson I. 2003b. The phylogenetic placement and circumscription of the genus Synotaxus (Araneae: Synotaxidae) with a description of a new species from Guyana, and notes on theridioid phylogeny. Invertebrate Systematics 17(6): 719-734. PDF (Synotaxus waiwai)
  • Eberhard, W.G. (1995). The web and building behavior of Synotaxus ecuadorensis (Araneae, Synotaxidae). J. Arachnol. 23:25-30. PDF