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Genus Calisoga

Calisoga? - Calisoga A touching tableau (what's going on here?) - Calisoga Trapdoor Spider - Calisoga Not a tarantula... - Calisoga California tube trapdoor spider  - Calisoga longitarsis - male Mygalomorph burrow - Calisoga
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Mygalomorphae (Mygalomorphs)
Family Nemesiidae (False tarantulas )
Genus Calisoga
5 species, all essentially California endemics:

C. anomala (Schenkel, 1950)
C. centronetha (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1939)
C. longitarsis (Simon, 1891)
C. sacra Chamberlin, 1937
C. theveneti (Simon, 1891)
Kern County north to Shasta County, Coast Ranges + Sierra Nevada. Some isolated populations in western NV
See Also
Print References
Bentzien, M.M., 1976. The biosystematics of the spider genus Brachythele Ausserer (Araneidae: Dipluridae). PhD Dissertation, UC Berkeley, CA.

Leavitt DH, Starrett J, Westphal M & Hedin M. 2015. Multilocus sequence data reveal dozens of putative cryptic species in a radiation of endemic Californian mygalomorph spiders (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Nemesiidae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 91, 56-67. (online PDF)