Harman Patil

Actinopodidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraorder  Mygalomorphae
Higher classification  Spider
Order  Spider
Subphylum  Chelicerata
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Family
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Similar  Malkaridae, Idiopidae, Gallieniellidae, Amphinectidae, Orsolobidae

The spider family Actinopodidae is a family of mygalomorph spiders found in Australia, South America, and Central America. This family includes the Australian genus Missulena, known as mouse spiders. The bites of Missulena spiders, though rare, are considered medically significant and potentially dangerous.

Genera

As of November 2015, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following genera:

  • Actinopus Perty, 1833 — South America
  • Missulena Walckenaer, 1805 — Australia, Chile
  • Plesiolena Goloboff & Platnick, 1987 — Chile
  • References

    Actinopodidae Wikipedia


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