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Female Zelotes iriomotensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Gnaphosidae
Genus: Zelotes
Gistel, 1848[1]
Type species
Z. subterraneus
(C. L. Koch, 1833)

400, see text


Zelotes is a genus of ground spiders that was first described by J. Gistel in 1848.[4]


As of May 2019 it contains 400 species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Zelotes Gistel, 1848". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  2. ^ Platnick, N. I. (1989). Advances in Spider Taxonomy 1981-1987: A Supplement to Brignoli's A Catalogue of the Araneae described between 1940 and 1981. 1981. Manchester University Press. p. 488.
  3. ^ Platnick, N. I. (1992). "On the spider subfamily Zavattaricinae (Araneae, Gnaphosidae)". Journal of The New York Entomological Society. 100: 178.
  4. ^ Gistel, J. (1848). Naturgeschichte des Thierreichs für höhere Schulen.