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Gallieniellidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Gnaphosoidea
Family: Gallieniellidae
Millot, 1947
Genera

see text

Diversity
10 genera, 48 species

The Gallieniellidae are a spider family with 48 species in ten genera.

The species of this family are suspected to be specialized in ant-preying.

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Distribution

The family was originally thought to be endemic to Madagascar. From the 1980s on, species were also found in southern Kenya, northeastern Argentina, and Australia. The Genus Drassodella was transferred from the family Gnaphosidae in 1990.

Genera

The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog.

  • Gallienellinae Millot, 1947
  • Drassodella Hewitt, 1916 (South Africa)
  • Gallieniella Millot, 1947 (Madagascar, Comoro Island)
  • Legendrena Platnick, 1984 (Madagascar)
  • Toxoniella Warui & Jocqué, 2002 (Kenya)
  • Meedoinae
  • Galianoella Goloboff, 2000 (Argentina)
  • Meedo Main, 1987 (Australia)
  • Neato Platnick, 2002 (Australia)
  • Oreo Platnick, 2002 (Australia)
  • Peeto Platnick, 2002 (Australia)
  • Questo Platnick, 2002 (Australia)

See also

References

  • Platnick, N.I. (2002): A revision of the Australasian ground spiders of the families Ammoxenidae, Cithaeronidae, Gallieniellidae, and Trochanteriidae (Araneae, Gnaphosoidea). Bulletin of the AMNH 271 PDF (26Mb) Abstract (with key to Australian species)
  • Warui, C. & Jocqué, R. (2002): The first Gallieniellidae (Araneae) from Eastern Africa. The Journal of Arachnology 30:307–315 PDF
  • Goloboff, P.A. (2000): The Family Gallieniellidae (Araneae, Gnaphosoidea) in the Americas. Journal of Arachnology 28(1):1-6. PDF
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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
Sectio: Dionycha
Superfamilia: Gnaphosoidea
Familia: Gallieniellidae
Subfamiliae: Gallieniellinae - Meedoinae

Overview of genera

Austrachelas - Drassodella - Galianoella - Gallieniella - Legendrena - Meedo - Neato - Oreo - Peeto - Questo - Toxoniella

Name

Gallieniellidae Millot, 1947

References

  • Millot, J. 1947. Une araignée malgache énigmatique, Gallieniella mygaloides n. g., n. sp. Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (2) 19: 158-160. [159]
  • Platnick, N. I. 2002. A revision of the Australasian ground spiders of the families Ammoxenidae, Cithaeronidae, Gallieniellidae, and Trochanteriidae (Araneae: Gnaphosoidea). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 271: 1-243. PDF
  • Platnick, N. I. 2009. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

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