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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae
Superfamily: Mecicobothrioidea
Family: Microstigmatidae
Raven and Platnick, 1981


7 genera, 15 species

The Microstigmatidae are a small spider family with fifteen described species in seven genera. They are small ground-dwelling and free-living spiders that make little use of silk.

The family was removed form the family Dipluridae in 1981. The subfamily Pseudonemesiinae from the Ctenizidae family was also transferred into the Microstigmatidae.


Subfamilies are according to Joel Hallan.[1]

  • Micromygalinae Platnick & Forster, 1982
  • Micromygale Platnick & Forster, 1982
  • Micromygale diblemma Platnick & Forster, 1982 — Panama
  • Microstigmatinae Roewer,
  • Envia Ott and Höfer, 2003
  • Envia garciai Ott and Höfer, 2003 (Brazil)
  • Microstigmata Strand, 1932 — South Africa
  • Microstigmata amatola Griswold, 1985
  • Microstigmata geophila (Hewitt, 1916)
  • Microstigmata lawrencei Griswold, 1985
  • Microstigmata longipes (Lawrence, 1938)
  • Microstigmata ukhahlamba Griswold, 1985
  • Microstigmata zuluensis (Lawrence, 1938)
  • Ministigmata Raven & Platnick, 1981
  • Ministigmata minuta Raven & Platnick, 1981 — Brazil
  • Pseudonemesia Caporiacco,
  • Pseudonemesia kochalkai Raven & Platnick, 1981 — Colombia
  • Pseudonemesia parva Caporiacco, 1955 — Venezuela
  • Spelocteniza Gertsch, 1982
  • Spelocteniza ashmolei Gertsch, 1982 — Ecuador
  • Xenonemesia Goloboff, 1989
  • Xenonemesia araucaria Indicatti et al., 2008 — Brazil
  • Xenonemesia otti Indicatti, Lucas & Brescovit, 2007 — Brazil
  • Xenonemesia platensis Goloboff, 1989 — Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay

See also


  • Ott, R. & Höfer, H. (2003). Envia garciai, a new genus and species of mygalomorph spiders (Araneae, Microstigmatidae) from Brazilian Amazonia. - Iheringia 93: 373-379. PDF
  • Indicatti, Rafael P.; Lucas, Sylvia M.; Ott, Ricardo & Brescovit, Antonio D. (2008): Litter dwelling mygalomorph spiders (Araneae: Microstigmatidae, Nemesiidae) from Araucaria forests in southern Brazil, with the description of five new species. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 25(3): 529-546.
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2009): The world spider catalog, version 10.0. American Museum of Natural History.


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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: Mygalomorphae
Superfamilia: Mecicobothrioidea
Familia: Microstigmatidae
Genera: Envia - Micromygale - Microstigmata - Ministigmata - Pseudonemesia - Spelocteniza - Xenonemesia


Microstigmatidae Roewer, 1942


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