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Orsolobidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Dysderoidea
Family: Orsolobidae
Cooke, 1965
Genera

see text

Diversity
28 genera, 177 species

The Orsolobidae are a six-eyed spider family with about 180 described species in 28 genera. They were separated from the Dysderidae. Several genera were transferred from the Oonopidae.

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Distribution

Most genera are endemic to New Zealand and the Australian region.

Several genera occur in southern Africa (Afrilobus, Azanialobus) and South America (Chileolobus, Mallecolobus, Orsolobus, Osornolobus, Falklandia, Losdolobus).

Genera

  • Afrilobus Griswold & Platnick, 1987 (Africa)
  • Anopsolobus Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand))
  • Ascuta Forster, 1956 (New Zealand)
  • Australobus Forster & Platnick, 1985 (Australia)
  • Azanialobus Griswold & Platnick, 1987 (South Africa)
  • Bealeyia Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Chileolobus Forster & Platnick, 1985 (Chile)
  • Cornifalx Hickman, 1979 (Tasmania)
  • Dugdalea Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Duripelta Forster, 1956 (New Zealand)
  • Falklandia Forster & Platnick, 1985 (Falkland Islands)
  • Hickmanolobus Forster & Platnick, 1985 (Tasmania)
  • Losdolobus Platnick & Brescovit, 1994 (Brazil)
  • Mallecolobus Forster & Platnick, 1985 (Chile)
  • Maoriata Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Orongia Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Orsolobus Simon, 1893 (Chile, Argentina)
  • Osornolobus Forster & Platnick, 1985 (Chile)
  • Paralobus Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Pounamuella Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Subantarctia Forster, 1955 (New Zealand)
  • Tangata Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Tasmanoonops Hickman, 1930 (Australia)
  • Tautukua Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Turretia Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Waiporia Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Waipoua Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)
  • Wiltonia Forster & Platnick, 1985 (New Zealand)

See also

References

  • Forster, R.R, Platnick, N.I. (1985): A review of the austral spider family Orsolobidae (Arachnida, Araneae), with notes on the superfamily Dysderoidea. Bulletin of the AMNH 181 PDF (147Mb!) Abstract
  • Griswold, C.E., Platnick, N.I. (1987): On the first African spiders of the family Orsolobidae (Araneae, Dysderoidea). American Museum novitates 2892. (PDF 5Mb) Abstract (Afrolobus, Azanialobus)
  • Platnick, N.I., Brescovit, A.D. (1994): A new genus of the spider family Orsolobidae (Araneae, Dysderoidea) from Brazil. American Museum novitates 3112 (PDF) (Abstract) (Losdolobus)
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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: Haplogynae
Superfamilia: Dysderoidea
Familia: Orsolobidae
Genera: Afrilobus - Anopsolobus - Ascuta - Australobus - Azanialobus - Bealeyia - Chileolobus - Cornifalx - Dugdalea - Duripelta - Falklandia - Hickmanolobus - Losdolobus - Mallecolobus - Maoriata - Orongia - Orsolobus - Osornolobus - Paralobus - Pounamuella - Subantarctia - Tangata - Tasmanoonops - Tautukua - Turretia - Waiporia - Waipoua - Wiltonia

Name

Orsolobidae Cooke, 1965

References

  • Forster, R.R.; Platnick, N.I. 1985: A review of the austral spider family Orsolobidae (Arachnida, Araneae), with notes on the superfamily Dysderoidea. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 181: 1-229. Abstract & PDF

Vernacular names


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