Titanoecidae

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Titanoecidae
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Pandava laminata, female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Titanoecidae
Lehtinen, 1967[1]
Diversity
5 genera, 78 species
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Egypt omitted from the map

Titanoecidae is a family of araneomorph spiders first described by Pekka T. Lehtinen in 1967.[2] It is fairly widespread in the New World and Eurasia with five genera and more than 50 species worldwide. These are mostly dark-colored builders of "woolly" (cribellate) silk webs. Several species are found at relatively high altitudes in mountain ranges and may be very common in such habitats.

Genera[edit]

As of April 2019, the World Spider Catalog accepts the following genera:[1]

  • Anuvinda Lehtinen, 1967 – Asia
  • Goeldia Keyserling, 1891 – South America, Mexico
  • Nurscia Simon, 1874 – Asia, Europe
  • Pandava Lehtinen, 1967 – Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea
  • Titanoeca Thorell, 1870 – Asia, North America, Europe, Ecuador, Algeria

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Family: Titanoecidae Lehtinen, 1967". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  2. ^ Lehtinen, P. T. (1967). "Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha". Annales Zoologici Fennici. 4: 199–468.

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