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Symphytognathidae

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: Symphytognathidae
Genera: Anapistula - Crassignatha - Curimagua - Globignatha - Patu - Symphytognatha - ?Anapogonia

Name

Symphytognathidae Hickman, 1931

References

Cardoso, P.; Scharff, N. 2009: First record of the spider family Symphytognathidae in Europe and description of Anapistula ataecina sp. n. (Araneae). Zootaxa, 2246: 45-57. Abstract & excerpt
Forster, R.R. 1959: The spiders of the family Symphytognathidae. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 86: 269-329. BUGZ
Forster, R.R.; Platnick, N.I. 1977: A review of the spider family Symphytognathidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates, (2619)
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. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.11.160
Schütt, K. 2003: Phylogeny of Symphytognathidae s.l. (Araneae, Araneoidea). Zoologica scripta, 32: 129-151. doi: 10.1046/j.1463-6409.2003.00103.x
Tong, Y.-f.; Li, S.-q. 2006: Symphytognathidae (Araneae), a spider family newly recorded from China. Zootaxa, 1259: 33-38. Abstract & excerpt


links

Platnick, N.I. 2009. Symphytognathidae in The World Spider Catalog, version 9.5 American Museum of Natural History


Vernacular names
日本語: ユアギグモ科

The Symphytognathidae are a spider family with 44 described species in six genera.

The minute species Patu digua with its body size of only 0.37mm is considered to be one of the smallest spiders in the world.

Distribution

Species occur in the tropics of Central and South America and the Australian region (with Oceania), with three species (Anapistula benoiti, A.caecula, Symphytognatha imbulunga) found in Africa and one (Anapistula ishikawai) in Japan. Anapistula jerai occurs in Southeast Asia.

Genera

Anapistula Gertsch, 1941 — Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia
Anapogonia Simon, 1905 — Java
Curimagua Forster & Platnick, 1977 — Panama, Venezuela
Globignatha Balogh & Loksa, 1968 — Brazil, Belize
Patu Marples, 1951 — Colombia, Oceania
Symphytognatha Hickman, 1931 — Mexico to Brazil, Africa, Australia, New Guinea


References

Forster, R.R. & Platnick, N.I. (1977): A review of the spider family Symphytognathidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates 2619. PDF 20Mb Abstract

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