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Platyoides species
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Trochanteriidae
Karsch, 1879[1]

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19 genera, 152 species

The Trochanteriidae are a spider family with about 150 species in 19 genera.


Most genera are endemic to Australia.

Doliomalus is endemic to Chile, Trochanteria to Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

Olin occurs on Sulawesi and Christmas Island, Plator species live in China, India, Korea and Japan.

Platyoides species exist in southern and eastern Africa, Madagascar and the Canary Islands. One species, P. walteri, was introduced to Australia.


As of October 2015, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following genera:[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Family: Trochanteriidae Karsch, 1879", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2015-10-30
  2. ^ "Currently valid spider genera and species", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2015-10-30
  • Platnick, N.I. (2002). "A revision of the Australasian ground spiders of the families Ammoxenidae, Cithaeronidae, Gallieniellidae, and Trochanteriidae (Araneae, Gnaphosoidea)." Bulletin of the AMNH 271. PDF (26Mb) Abstract (with key to Australian species)

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