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Species Meriola arcifera

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Trachelidae
Genus Meriola
Species arcifera (Meriola arcifera)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Current: Meriola arcifera (Simon, 1886)

Trachelas arcifer Simon, 1886
Trachelas carvalhoi Mello-Leitão, 1943
Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, USA (introduced to CA), Hawaii.(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the tracheline spiders (Araneae, Corinnidae) of southern South America
Norman Platnick & Curtis Ewing. 1995. American Museum Novitates 3128: 1-41.
2.The World Spider Catalog by Norman I. Platnick