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Family Cheiracanthiidae

Is this a long-legged sac spider? - Cheiracanthium Yellow Sac Spider - Cheiracanthium What is it? - Cheiracanthium mildei Cheiracanthium - female Cheiracanthium mildei - male Something in Anyphaenidae? - Cheiracanthium mildei - male Spider under web shelter on a leaf unknown spider
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Cheiracanthiidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cheiracanthium and Strotarchus were previously placed in Miturgidae and were transferred to the new family Eutichuridae by Ramírez, 2014.(1)(2) which has since been synonymyzed with Cheiracanthiidae by Ono & Ogata, 2018. See here.
Numbers
5 species in 2 genera in North America.(2)
Range
      C. inclusum - widespread in USA and southern Canada
      C. mildei - widespread in USA and southern Canada

      S. beepbeep - Arizona
      S. piscatorius - along the eastern coast, from Massachusetts to Florida
      S. planeticus - Texas to Arizona
Print References
BONALDO, ALEXANDRE B., REGIANE SATURNINO, MARTÍN J. RAMÍREZ, & ANTONIO D. BRESCOVIT. 2012. A revision of the American spider genus Strotarchus Simon, 1888 (Araneae: Dionycha, Systariinae). Zootaxa 3363: 1–37. (PDF)
Ramírez, Martín J. The morphology and phylogeny of dionychan spiders. (1)
Internet References
World Spider Catalog (2014). World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch, version 15.5, accessed on 11/11/2014(2)
Works Cited
1.The morphology and phylogeny of dionychan spiders
Ramírez, Martín J. 2014. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.
2.World Spider Catalog