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Synotaxidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Araneoidea
Family: Synotaxidae
Simon, 1894
Genera

see text

Diversity
13 genera, 68 species

The Synotaxidae are a spider family with 68 described species in 13 genera.

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Distribution

Species of this family occur in Central and South America, New Zealand and Australia.

Genera

The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog.

  • Pahorinae Forster, Platnick & Coddington, 1990 — endemic to New Zealand
  • Nomaua Forster, 1990
  • Pahora Forster, 1990
  • Pahoroides Forster, 1990
  • Runga Forster, 1990
  • Wairua Forster, 1990
  • Physogleninae Petrunkevitch, 1928
  • Meringa Forster, 1990 — New Zealand
  • Paratupua Platnick, 1990Australia
  • Physoglenes Simon, 1904Chile
  • Tupua Platnick, 1990Tasmania
  • Synotaxinae Simon, 1894
  • Calcarsynotaxus Wunderlich, 1995 — Australia
  • Chileotaxus Platnick, 1990 — Chile
  • Synotaxus Simon, 1895South America
  • Mangua Forster, 1990 — New Zealand

See also

References

  • Agnarsson I. 2003b. The phylogenetic placement and circumscription of the genus Synotaxus (Araneae: Synotaxidae) with a description of a new species from Guyana, and notes on theridioid phylogeny. Invertebrate Systematics 17(6): 719-734. PDF (Synotaxus waiwai)
  • Eberhard, W.G. (1995). The web and building behavior of Synotaxus ecuadorensis (Araneae, Synotaxidae). J. Arachnol. 23:25-30. PDF
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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: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Araneoidea
Familia: Synotaxidae
Subfamiliae: Pahorinae - Physogleninae - Synotaxinae - incertae sedis

Name

Synotaxidae Simon, 1894

References

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