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Tree trapdoor spiders
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae
Superfamily: Migoidea
Family: Migidae
Simon, 1892

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10 genera, 91 species

The tree trapdoor spiders (Migidae) are a spider family with about 90 species in 10 genera.

These small spiders are not hairy.

They build burrows with a trapdoor. Some species live in tree fern stems.



Tree trapdoor spiders occur in South America, Africa and Australia, Madagascar, New Zealand and New Caledonia.


The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan.[1]

  • Calathotarsinae Simon, 1903
  • Calathotarsus Simon, 1903 (Chile, Argentina)
  • Heteromigas Hogg, 1902 (Australia)
  • Miginae Simon, 1892
  • Goloboffia Griswold & Ledford, 2001 (Chile)
  • Migas L. Koch, 1873 (New Zealand, Australia)
  • Poecilomigas Simon, 1903 (Africa)
  • Paramiginae Petrunkevitch, 1939
  • Mallecomigas Goloboff & Platnick, 1987 (Chile)

See also


  • Raven, R.J. (1984). Systematics and biogeography of the mygalomorph spider family Migidae (Araneae) in Australia. Aust. J. Zool. 32: 379-390 Abstract (Migas, Heteromigas)
  • Griswold, C. E. 1998a. The nest and male of the trap-door spider Poecilomigas basilleupi Benoit, 1962 (Araneae, Migidae). Journal of Arachnology, 26: 142--148. PDF
  • Zapfe, H. (1961). La Familia Migidae en Chile. Invest. Zool. Chil. 7: 151-157

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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: Migoidea
Familia: Migidae
Genera: Calathotarsus - Goloboffia - Heteromigas - Mallecomigas - Micromesomma - Migas - Moggridgea - Paramigas - Poecilomigas - Thyropoeus


Migidae Simon, 1892


Vernacular names

Català: Mígid
English: Tree Trapdoor Spider


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