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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Austrochiloidea
Family: Austrochilidae
Zapfe, 1955

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3 genera, 9 species

The Austrochilidae are a small spider family with nine species in three genera.

Two genera (Austrochilus, Thaida) are endemic to the Andean forests of central and southern Chile and adjacent Argentina, the third is endemic to Tasmania.


The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan.[1]

  • Austrochilinae Zapfe, 1955
  • Austrochilus Gertsch & Zapfe, 1955
  • Austrochilus forsteri Grismado, Lopardo & Platnick, 2003 — Chile
  • Austrochilus franckei Platnick, 1987 — Chile, Argentina
  • Austrochilus manni Gertsch & Zapfe, 1955 — Chile
  • Austrochilus melon Platnick, 1987 — Chile
  • Austrochilus newtoni Platnick, 1987 — Chile
  • Austrochilus schlingeri Platnick, 1987 — Chile
  • Thaida Karsch, 1880
  • Thaida chepu Platnick, 1987 — Chile
  • Thaida peculiaris Karsch, 1880 — Chile, Argentina
  • Hickmaniinae 1967 (as family Hickmaniidae)

See also


  • Grismado, C. J., L. Lopardo & N. I. Platnick (2003). A new species of Austrochilus from Chile (Araneae, Austrochilidae, Austrochilinae). J. Arachnol. 31: 148-150. PDF (A. forsteri)
  • Forster, R.R., Platnick, N.I. and Gray, M.R. (1987). A review of the spider superfamilies Hypochiloidea and Austrochiloidea (Araneae, Araneomorphae). Bulletin of the AMNH 185(1):1-116 Abstract - PDF (50Mb)
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2008): The world spider catalog, version 8.5. American Museum of Natural History.


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

File:Thaidia sp. - Austrochilidae (Jeremy Miller).jpg
Thaida sp.


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Superfamilia: Austrochiloidea
Familia: Austrochilidae
Genera: Austrochilus - Hickmania - Thaida


Austrochilidae Zapfe, 1955

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