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Chummidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Section: Entelegynae
Superfamily: incertae sedis
Family: Chummidae
Jocqué, 2001
Genus: Chumma
Jocqué, 2001
Type species
Chumma inquieta
Jocqué, 2001
Genera

see text

Diversity
1 genus, 2 species

The Chummidae are a tiny spider family with only two described species in one genus. Both were first described in 2001. Both species are known from males and females.

They are small, three-clawed spiders with a strong dorsal scutum. They have no fovea, and the posterior and median spinnerets are reduced. The males of C. gastroperforata have two pairs of abdominal pockets, which play a role in mating.[1]

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Distribution

This family is endemic to South Africa.

Species

  • Chumma gastroperforata Jocqué, 2001
  • Chumma inquieta Jocqué, 2001

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Jocqué 2001

References

External links

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Wikispecies

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Taxonavigation

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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
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Familia: Chummidae
Genus: Chumma

Name

Chummidae Jocqué, 2001

References

  • Jocqué, R. 2001. Chummidae, a new spider family (Arachnida, Araneae) from South Africa. Journal of Zoology, London 254: 481-493.
  • Platnick, N. I. 2008. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

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