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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Linyphiidae
Genus: Uapou
Type species
Uapou maculata

Uapou is a genus of linyphiid spiders with only one species that has only been found on Ua Pou, one of the Marquesas Islands. The genus was transferred to the family Symphytognathidae by H. W. Levi in 1972, but this was rejected by Brignoli in 1980.[2]


The genus is named after the island Ua Pou on the Marquesas Islands. The describer, Lucien Berland, named several genera after islands in the Pacific Ocean during the 1930s. Other names derived from islands in the Marquesas are Uahuka and Nukuhiva. The species name is derived from Latin maculata, meaning "spotted".


  • Uapou maculata Berland, 1935 (Marquesas Is.)


  1. ^ "Linyphiidae". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  2. ^ Platnick, N.I. (2006). The world spider catalog, version 7.0. American Museum of Natural History: Lyniphiidae

Further reading[edit]

  • Levi, H. W. (1972). Taxonomic-nomenclatural notes on misplaced theridiid spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae), with observations on Anelosimus. Trans. Am. microsc. Soc. 91: 533-538.
  • Berland, L. (1935). Nouvelles araignées marquisiennes. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. Bull. 142: 31-63.

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