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Zoropsis spinimana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Superfamily: Lycosoidea
Family: Zoropsidae
Bertkau, 1882

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15 genera, 88 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. Little is known of their biology, but they include about 90 species in 15 genera found primarily in Australia and South Africa. One species, Zoropsis spinimana, was accidentally introduced to the United States.


As of October 2015, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following genera:[2]

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  1. ^ "Currently valid spider genera and species", World Spider Catalog (Natural History Museum Bern), retrieved 2015-10-08 
  2. ^ "Family Zoropsidae Bertkau, 1882", World Spider Catalog (Natural History Museum Bern), retrieved 2015-10-08 

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