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Mecysmaucheniidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Archaeoidea
Family: Mecysmaucheniidae
Simon, 1895
Genera

see text

Diversity
7 genera, 25 species

The Mecysmaucheniidae are a spider family with 25 described species in seven genera.

Contents

Distribution

Most genera only occur in South America (Chile and Argentina, with two genera endemic to New Zealand.

Species

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

  • Mecysmaucheniinae Simon, 1895
  • Aotearoa magna (Forster, 1949) (New Zealand)
  • Mecysmauchenioides Forster & Platnick, 1984
  • Mecysmauchenioides nordenskjoldi (Tullgren, 1901) (Chile, Argentina)
  • Mecysmauchenioides quetrihue Grismado & Ramírez, 2005 (Argentina)
  • Mecysmauchenius Simon, 1884
  • Mecysmauchenius canan Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius chacamo Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius chapo Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius chepu Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius chincay Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius eden Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius fernandez Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Juan Fernandez Is.)
  • Mecysmauchenius gertschi Zapfe, 1960 (Chile, Argentina)
  • Mecysmauchenius newtoni Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius osorno Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile, Argentina)
  • Mecysmauchenius platnicki Grismado & Ramírez, 2005 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius puyehue Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius segmentatus Simon, 1884 (Chile, Argentina, Falkland Is.)
  • Mecysmauchenius termas Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius thayerae Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile, Argentina)
  • Mecysmauchenius victoria Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mecysmauchenius villarrica Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Mesarchaea Forster & Platnick, 1984
  • Mesarchaea bellavista Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Semysmauchenius Forster & Platnick, 1984
  • Semysmauchenius antillanca Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile)
  • Zearchaeinae Forster & Platnick, 1984
  • Chilarchaea Forster & Platnick, 1984
  • Chilarchaea quellon Forster & Platnick, 1984 (Chile, Argentina)
  • Zearchaea Wilton, 1946
  • Zearchaea clypeata Wilton, 1946 (New Zealand)
  • Zearchaea fiordensis Forster, 1955 (New Zealand)

See also

References

  • Grismado, CJ & MJ Ramírez. 2005. Nuevas especies de la familia Mecysmaucheniidae (Araneae) de Chile y Argentina. Biota Neotropica 5: 1-4 PDF (Spanish, with pictures) (Mecysmauchenius platnicki)
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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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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: Mecysmaucheniidae
Subfamiliae: Mecysmaucheniinae - Zearchaeinae

Overview of genera

Aotearoa - Chilarchaea - Mecysmauchenioides - Mecysmauchenius - Mesarchaea - Semysmauchenius - Zearchaea  - †Archaemecys

Name

Mecysmaucheniidae Simon, 1895

References


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