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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Archaeoidea
Family: Pararchaeidae
Forster & Platnick, 1984

see text

7 genera, 34 species

The Pararchaeidae are a spider family with 34 described species in seven genera.



These species occur only in Australia and New Zealand.


Anarchaea Rix, 2006

  • Anarchaea corticola (Hickman, 1969) (Tasmania)
  • Anarchaea falcata Rix, 2006 (New South Wales)
  • Anarchaea raveni Rix, 2006 (Queensland)
  • Anarchaea robusta (Rix, 2005) (Tasmania)

Flavarchaea Rix, 2006

  • Flavarchaea anzac Rix, 2006 (Queensland)
  • Flavarchaea badja Rix, 2006 (New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Flavarchaea barmah Rix, 2006 (New South Wales, Victoria)
  • Flavarchaea hickmani (Rix, 2005) (Tasmania)
  • Flavarchaea lofty Rix, 2006 (South Australia)
  • Flavarchaea lulu (Rix, 2005) (Tasmania)
  • Flavarchaea stirlingensis Rix, 2006 (Western Australia)

Forstrarchaea Rix, 2006

  • Forstrarchaea rubra (Forster, 1949) (New Zealand)

Nanarchaea Rix, 2006

  • Nanarchaea binnaburra (Forster, 1955) (Queensland)
  • Nanarchaea bryophila (Hickman, 1969) (New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania)

Ozarchaea Rix, 2006

  • Ozarchaea bodalla Rix, 2006 (New South Wales)
  • Ozarchaea bondi Rix, 2006 (New South Wales)
  • Ozarchaea daviesae Rix, 2006 (Queensland)
  • Ozarchaea forsteri Rix, 2006 (New Zealand)
  • Ozarchaea harveyi Rix, 2006 (Western Australia)
  • Ozarchaea janineae Rix, 2006 (New South Wales)
  • Ozarchaea ornata (Hickman, 1969) (Tasmania)
  • Ozarchaea platnicki Rix, 2006 (Queensland)
  • Ozarchaea saxicola (Hickman, 1969) (Tasmania)
  • Ozarchaea spurgeon Rix, 2006 (Queensland)
  • Ozarchaea stradbroke Rix, 2006 (Queensland)
  • Ozarchaea valida Rix, 2006 (New South Wales)
  • Ozarchaea waldockae Rix, 2006 (Western Australia)
  • Ozarchaea werrikimbe Rix, 2006 (New South Wales)
  • Ozarchaea westraliensis Rix, 2006 (Western Australia)
  • Ozarchaea wiangarie Rix, 2006 (New South Wales)

Pararchaea Forster, 1955

  • Pararchaea alba Forster, 1955 (New Zealand)

Westrarchaea Rix, 2006

  • Westrarchaea pusilla Rix, 2006 (Western Australia)
  • Westrarchaea sinuosa Rix, 2006 (Western Australia)
  • Westrarchaea spinosa Rix, 2006 (Western Australia)

See also


  • Forster, R. R. & N. I. Platnick (1984). A review of the archaeid spiders and their relatives, with notes on the limits of the superfamily Palpimanoidea (Arachnida, Araneae). Bull. Am. Mus. nat. Hist. 178: 1-106.
  • Rix, M.G. (2006): Systematics of the Australasian spider family Pararchaeidae (Arachnida : Araneae) Abstract


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: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Archaeoidea
Familia: Pararchaeidae
Genera: Anarchaea - Flavarchaea - Forstrarchaea - Nanarchaea - Ozarchaea - Pararchaea - Westrarchaea
[list of genera after Rix (2006)]


Pararchaeidae Forster & Platnick, 1984

Type genus


cited sources

additional references

  • Rix, M.G. 2005: A review of the Tasmanian species of Pararchaeidae and Holarchaeidae (Arachnida, Araneae). Journal of arachnology, 33: 135-152. PDF


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