Rahul Sharma

Austrochilidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Arachnida
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Spider
Subphylum  Chelicerata
Infraorder  Araneomorphae
Rank  Family
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Similar  Microstigmatidae, Cithaeronidae, Cycloctenidae, Senoculidae, Mecysmaucheniidae

Austrochilidae is a small spider family with nine species in three genera.

Two genera (Austrochilus, Thaida) are endemic to the Andean forests of central and southern Chile and adjacent Argentina, the third is endemic to Tasmania.

Species

The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan.[1]

Austrochilinae Zapfe, 1955
  • Austrochilus Gertsch & Zapfe, 1955
  • Austrochilus forsteri Grismado, Lopardo & Platnick, 2003 — Chile
  • Austrochilus franckei Platnick, 1987 — Chile, Argentina
  • Austrochilus manni Gertsch & Zapfe, 1955 — Chile
  • Austrochilus melon Platnick, 1987 — Chile
  • Austrochilus newtoni Platnick, 1987 — Chile
  • Austrochilus schlingeri Platnick, 1987 — Chile
  • Thaida Karsch, 1880
  • Thaida chepu Platnick, 1987 — Chile
  • Thaida peculiaris Karsch, 1880 — Chile, Argentina
  • Hickmaniinae Lehtinen, 1967 (as family Hickmaniidae)
  • Hickmania Gertsch, 1958
  • Hickmania troglodytes (Higgins & Petterd, 1883) — Tasmania (Tasmanian Cave Spider)
  • References

    Austrochilidae Wikipedia


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