Trechaleidae

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Not to be confused with Trachelidae.
Trechaleidae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Trechaleidae
Simon, 1890[1]
Genera

See text.

Diversity[2]
16 genera, 120 species
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The Trechaleidae are a spider family with about 120 described species in 16 genera.[2]

Distribution[edit]

Almost all species in this family live in Central and South America. Only Shinobius orientalis is endemic to Japan.

Genera[edit]

As of March 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following genera:[1]

  • Amapalea Silva & Lise, 2006 – Brazil
  • Barrisca Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936 – Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Peru
  • Caricelea Silva & Lise, 2007 – Peru
  • Dossenus Simon, 1898 – Panama, Colombia, Trinidad, Peru, Brazil
  • Dyrines Simon, 1903 – Panama, Venezuela, Peru, Guyana, Brazil
  • Enna O. P-Cambridge, 1897 – Central and South America
  • Heidrunea Brescovit & Höfer, 1994 – Brazil
  • Hesydrus Simon, 1898 – Central and South America
  • Neoctenus Simon, 1897 – Guyana, Brazil, Peru
  • Paradossenus F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903 – Central and South America
  • Paratrechalea Carico, 2005 – Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil
  • Rhoicinus Simon, 1898 – Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Guyana, Brazil
  • Shinobius Yaginuma, 1991 – Japan
  • Syntrechalea F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902 – Central and South America
  • Trechalea Thorell, 1869 – Central and South America
  • Trechaleoides Carico, 2005 – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Family: Trechaleidae Simon, 1890", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-03-27 
  2. ^ a b "Currently valid spider genera and species", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-03-27 
  • Höfer, H. & A. D. Brescovit. On the spider genus Rhoicinus (Araneae, Trechaleidae) in a central Amazonian inundation forest. J. Arachnol. 22: 54-59. PDF
  • Carico, J. E. (1993b). Revision of the genus Trechalea Thorell (Araneae, Trechaleidae) with a review of the taxonomy of the Trechaleidae and Pisauridae of the Western Hemisphere. J. Arachnol. 21: 226-257. PDF