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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Araneoidea
Family: Cyatholipidae
Simon, 1894

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23 genera, 58 species

The Cyatholipidae are a spider family with 58 described species in 23 genera.

They were discovered in the late 1800s in Africa. Cyatholipidae live mostly in moist, montane forests. Certain species, such as Scharffia rossi, however, live in dry regions, such as savannah.

Most members of this family hang beneath sheet webs.



Most species occur in Africa (with Madagascar), several in New Zealand and Australia, and one species (Pokennips dentipes) in Jamaica.


  • Alaranea Griswold, 1997 (Madagascar)
  • Buibui Griswold, 2001 (Africa)
  • Cyatholipus Simon, 1894 (South Africa)
  • Hanea Forster, 1988 (New Zealand)
  • Ilisoa Griswold, 1987 (South Africa)
  • Isicabu Griswold, 1987 (Africa)
  • Kubwa Griswold, 2001 (Tanzania)
  • Lordhowea Griswold, 2001 (Lord Howe Island)
  • Matilda Forster, 1988 (Australia)
  • Pembatatu Griswold, 2001 (Africa)
  • Pokennips Griswold, 2001 (Jamaica)
  • Scharffia Griswold, 1997 (Africa)
  • Teemenaarus Davies, 1978 (Australia)
  • Tekella Urquhart, 1894 (New Zealand)
  • Tekellatus Wunderlich, 1978 (Australia)
  • Tekelloides Forster, 1988 (New Zealand)
  • Toddiana Forster, 1988 (Australia)
  • Ubacisi Griswold, 2001 (South Africa)
  • Ulwembua Griswold, 1987 (Africa, Madagascar)
  • Umwani Griswold, 2001 (Africa)
  • Uvik Griswold, 2001 (Africa)
  • Vazaha Griswold, 1997 (Madagascar)
  • Wanzia Griswold, 1998

See also


  • Griswold, C.E.(1997). The Spider Family Cyatholipidae in Madagascar (Araneae, Araneoidea). Journal of Arachnology 25(1): 53-83. PDF


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


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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
Superfamilia: Araneoidea
Familia: Cyatholipidae
Genera: Alaranea - Buibui - Cyatholipus - Forstera - Hanea - Ilisoa - Isicabu - Kubwa - Lordhowea - Matilda - Pembatatu - Pokennips - Scharffia - Teemenaarus - Tekella - Tekellatus - Tekelloides - Ubacisi - Ulwembua - Umwani - Uvik - Vazaha - Wanzia


Cyatholipidae Simon, 1894


  • Forster, R.R.; Millidge, A.F.; Court, D.J. 1988: The spiders of New Zealand. Part VI. Cyatholipidae, Linyphiidae, Araneidae. Otago Museum bulletin, (6)
  • Griswold, C.E. 1997: The spider family Cyatholipidae in Madagascar (Araneae, Araneoidea). Journal of arachnology, 25: 53-83. [1]
  • Griswold, C.E. 2001: A monograph of the living world genera and Afrotropical species of cyatholipid spiders (Araneae, Orbiculariae, Araneoidea, Cyatholipidae). Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences, 26: 1-251.


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