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Cyrtophorinae

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Superphylum: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Araneomorphae
Infraordo: Araneomorphi
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Araneoidea
Familia: Araneidae
Subfamilia: Cyrtophorinae
Genera: Cyrtophora - Kapogea - Manogea - Mecynogea - Megaraneus

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Cyrtophorinae

Cyrtophorinae is a subfamily of spiders in the orb-weaver spider family.[1] Unlike other orb-weavers, spiders belonging to Cyrtophorinae build horizontal, finely meshed platforms within a tangle of irregular webs. The usually dome-shaped platform is a non-sticky orb web.[2]

Cyrtophorinae includes the following six genera:[3]

Cyrtobill Framenau & Scharff, 2009[4]
Cyrtophora Simon, 1864 (Tent-web spiders)
Kapogea Levi, 1997
Mecynogea Simon, 1903
Megaraneus Lawrence, 1968
Manogea Levi, 1997

References

^ Jonathan A. Coddington (1989). "Spinneret Silk Spigot Morphology: Evidence for the Monophyly of Orbweaving Spiders, Cyrtophorinae (Araneidae), and the Group Theridiidae plus Nesticidae". J. Arachnol. 17: 17-71. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
^ William A. Shear (1986). Spiders--webs, behavior, and evolution. Stanford University Press. p. 414. ISBN 9780804712033.
^ Joel Hallan. "Araneidae". Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
^ Volker W. Framenau & Nikolaj Scharff (2009). "Cyrtobill darwini, a new species in a new orb-weaving spider genus from Australia (Araneae: Araneidae: Cyrtophorinae)". Records of the Western Australian Museum 25: 315-328. Retrieved May 9, 2011.

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