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Holarchaeidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Archaeoidea
Family: Holarchaeidae
Forster & Platnick, 1984
Genera

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The Holarchaeidae are a spider family with only two described species in one genus.

They are only up to 1.5mm in size and shiny black to beige in color. Together with the Uloboridae and the Mesothelae, they are the only spiders known to lack venom glands.

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Distribution

Holarchaeid spiders are known only from the forests of Tasmania and New Zealand, where they live in microhabitats with consistently high humidity.

Species

Holarchaea Forster, 1955

  • Holarchaea globosa (Hickman, 1981) (Tasmania)
  • Holarchaea novaeseelandiae (Forster, 1949) (New Zealand)

See also

References

  • Forster, R. R. & N. I. Platnick (1984). A review of the archaeid spiders and their relatives, with notes on the limits of the superfamily Palpimanoidea (Arachnida, Araneae). Bull. Am. Mus. nat. Hist. 178:1-106. Abstract - PDF (60Mb)
  • Meier J. & White J. (eds) {1995). Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2009): The world spider catalog, version 10.0. American Museum of Natural History.

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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
Superfamilia: Archaeoidea
Familia: Holarchaeidae
Genera: Holarchaea

Name

Holarchaeidae Forster & Platnick, 1984

Type genus

References

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