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Mysmenidae

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: Mysmenidae
Genera: Anjouanella - Brasilionata - Calodipoena - Calomyspoena - Chanea - Gaoligonga - ?Iardinis - Isela - Itapua - Kekenboschiella - Kilifina - Leviola - Maymena - Microdipoena - Mosu - Mysmena - Mysmenella - Mysmeniola - Mysmenopsis - ?Phricotelus - Simaoa - Tamasesia - Trogloneta

Name

Mysmenidae Petrunkevitch, 1928

References

Griswold, C.E., 1985: Isela okuncana, a new genus and species of kleptoparasitic spider from southern Africa (Araneae: Mysmenidae). Annals of the Natal Museum 27: 207—217. Full article: [1].
Lin, Y.; Li, S. 2008: Mysmenid Spiders of China (Araneae: Mysmenidae). Annales zoologici, 58: 487–520.
Miller, J.; Griswold, C.; Yin, C.M. 2009: The symphytognathoid spiders of the Gaoligongshan, Yunnan, China (Araneae: Araneoidea): systematics and diversity of micro-orbweavers. ZooKeys, 11: 9-195. Abstract PDF
Paquin, P.; Vink, C.J.; Dupérré, N. 2010: Spiders of New Zealand: annotated family key & species list. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand. ISBN 9780478347050
Platnick, N. I. 2009. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History. [2]


Vernacular names
한국어: 깨알거미과
日本語: コツブグモ科

The Mysmenidae are a spider family with almost 100 described species in more than twenty genera.


Distribution

Species occur in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, New Guinea and several islands.

Genera

Acrobleps Hickman, 1979 (Tasmania)
Anjouanella Baert, 1986 (Comoro Islands)
Brasilionata Wunderlich, 1995 (Brazil)
Calodipoena Gertsch & Davis, 1936 (Central America, Caribic, Algeria)
Calomyspoena Baert & Maelfait, 1983 (Galapagos)
Crassignatha Wunderlich, 1995 (Malaysia)
Iardinis Simon, 1899 (Nepal, India)
Isela Griswold, 1985 (South Africa)
Itapua Baert, 1984 (Paraguay)
Kekenboschiella Baert, 1982 (New Guinea)
Kilifina Baert & Murphy, 1992 (Kenya)
Leviola Miller, 1970 (Angola)
Maymena Gertsch, 1960 (Central to South America)
Microdipoena Banks, 1895 (USA to Paraguay, Africa)
Mysmena Simon, 1894 (Mediterranean, Oceania)
Mysmenella Brignoli, 1980 (Palearctic, Africa, Oceania)
Mysmeniola Thaler, 1995 (Venezuela)
Mysmenopsis Simon, 1897 (USA to Peru)
Phricotelus Simon, 1895 (Sri Lanka)
Tamasesia Marples, 1955 (Samoa, New Caledonia)
Taphiassa Simon, 1880 (New Caledonia)
Trogloneta Simon, 1922 (USA, Europe, Canary Islands)

References

Coyle F.A., Meigs T.E. (1989). "Two new species of kleptoparasitic Mysmenopsis (Araneae, Mysmenidae) from Jamaica" (PDF). Journal of Arachnology 17 (1): 59–70.
Coyle F.A., O'Shields T.C. Perlmutter D.G. (1991). "Observations on the behaviour of the kleptoparasitic spider, Mysmenopsis furtiva (Araneae, Mysmenidae)" (PDF). Journal of Arachnology 19 (1): 62–6.
Hajer J, Reháková D (2003). "Spinning activity of the spider Trogloneta granulum (Araneae, Mysmenidae): web, cocoon, cocoon handling behaviour, draglines and attachment discs". Zoology (Jena) 106 (3): 223–31. doi:10.1078/0944-2006-00117. PMID 16351906.

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