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Common Funnel web spider Hippasa agelenoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Series: Entelegynae

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The Entelegynae are a subgroup of araneomorph spiders. Almost all members of this group, unlike most members of Haplogynae, have eight eyes, and females have a genital plate.

However, there are some blind spiders with no or reduced eyes, and six-eyed spiders do occur, for example in the genus Lygromma (Prodidomidae, Gnaphosoidea).

This clade contains both cribellate and ecribellate spiders.



  • Griswold, C.E., J.A. Coddington, N.I. Platnick, and R.R. Forster (1999). Towards a phylogeny of entelegyne spiders (Araneae, Araneomorphae, Entelegynae). Journal of Arachnology 27(1):53-63. PDF - Abstract - (accompanying Character Data)


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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
Superfamiliae: Dionycha (sectio) - Agelenoidea - Amaurobioidea - Araneoidea - Archaeoidea - †Archaeometoidea - Dictynoidea - Eresoidea - Lycosoidea - Mimetoidea - Palpimanoidea - †Pyritaraneoidea - Tengelloidea - Titanoecoidea - Uloboroidea - Zodaroidea - incertae sedis

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  • Griswold, C. E., J. A. Coddington, N. I. Platnick & R. R. Forster. 1999. Towards a phylogeny of entelegyne spiders (Araneae, Araneomorphae, Entelegynae). Journal of Arachnology 27: 53-63. PDF
  • Griswold, C. E., M. J. Ramírez, J. A. Coddington & N. I. Platnick. 2005. Atlas of phylogenetic data for entelegyne spiders (Araneae: Araneomorphae: Entelegynae) with comments on their phylogeny. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 56(Suppl. II): 1-324. PDF


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