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Periegopidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Scytodoidea
Family: Periegopidae
Simon, 1893
Genera
  • Periegops
Diversity
1 genus, 2 species

The spider family Periegopidae consists of only one genus, with two described species. It was set apart from the Archaeidae in 1995 by R. R. Forster.

As a member of the Haplogynae, Periegops has only six eyes, unlike most spiders, which have eight. Adult P. suteri are about 8 mm long.

Species

Periegops Simon, 1893

  • Periegops australia Forster, 1995 — Queensland
  • Periegops suteri (Urquhart, 1892) — New Zealand

See also

External links

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Wikispecies

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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: Scytodoidea
Familia: Periegopidae
Genus: Periegops

Name

Periegopidae Simon, 1893

References

  • Forster, R.R. 1995: The Australasian spider family Periegopidae Simon, 1893 (Araneae: Sicarioidea). Rec. West. Aust. Mus. Suppl., 52: 91-105.

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