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Zoropsis spinimana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Opisthothelae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Zoropsidae
Bertkau, 1882

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25 genera, 177 species

Zoropsidae is a family of uncommon, somewhat wolf spider-like, wandering, cribellate spiders. They are also called false wolf spiders, because of their similarities to wolf spiders. The eye arrangement is not like that of wolf spiders as the eyes are in two rows and are more equal in size. They include about 180 species in 25 genera. One species, Zoropsis spinimana, was accidentally introduced to the United States.

The family Tengellidae is now included in Zoropsidae.[2][3]


As of November 2015, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following genera:[4]

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  1. ^ "Currently valid spider genera and species", World Spider Catalog (Natural History Museum Bern), retrieved 2015-11-06 
  2. ^ "Family: Zoropsidae Bertkau, 1882", World Spider Catalog (Natural History Museum Bern), retrieved 2015-11-06 
  3. ^ Polotow, Daniele; Carmichael, Anthea & Griswold, Charles E. (2015), "Total evidence analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of Lycosoidea spiders (Araneae, Entelegynae)", Invertebrate Systematics 29 (2): 124–163, doi:10.1071/IS14041 
  4. ^ "Family Zoropsidae Bertkau, 1882 (genus list)", World Spider Catalog (Natural History Museum Bern), retrieved 2015-10-08 

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