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Shield spiders
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Mimetoidea
Family: Malkaridae
Davies, 1980
Genera

see text

Diversity
4 genera, 10 species

The Malkaridae are a small spider family with ten species in four genera.

Distribution

Three genera occur in Australia, Chilenodes in Chile and Argentina.

Species

Carathea Moran, 1986

  • Carathea miyali Moran, 1986 — Tasmania
  • Carathea parawea Moran, 1986 — Tasmania

Chilenodes Platnick & Forster, 1987

  • Chilenodes australis Platnick & Forster, 1987 — Chile, Argentina

Malkara Davies, 1980

  • Malkara loricata Davies, 1980 — Queensland

Perissopmeros Butler, 1932

  • Perissopmeros arkana (Moran, 1986) — New South Wales
  • Perissopmeros castaneous Butler, 1932 — New South Wales
  • Perissopmeros foraminatus (Butler, 1929) — Victoria
  • Perissopmeros grayi (Moran, 1986) — New South Wales
  • Perissopmeros mullawerringi (Moran, 1986) — Australian Capital Territory
  • Perissopmeros quinguni (Moran, 1986) — New South Wales

References

  • Platnick, N.I & Forster, R.R (1987). On the first American spiders of the subfamily Sternodinae (Araneae, Malkaridae). American Museum novitates 2894. PDF 5Mb (Abstract) (Chilenodes)
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2008): The world spider catalog, version 10.0. American Museum of Natural History.
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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Malkara sp. (male)

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: Mimetoidea
Familia: Malkaridae
Subfamiliae: Malkarinae - Sternodinae

Name

Malkaridae Davies, 1980

Synonyms

  • Sternodidae

References


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