Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
From Vergil's Aeneid, one of the Argive twins.(1)
There are 14 species in the USA and Canada and 1 species in Korea.
Howell and Jenkins state that "C medicinalis builds an extensive, broad, platform-like web that is equipped with a tubular or funnel retreat. Their webs are often constructed beneath overhanging rock ledges where the platform of the web sags somewhat."
Listed ranges are primarily based on specimen records in scientific papers and therefore may not be exhaustive or complete descriptions of range.
— USA; MD, MA, NH, NY(2)
— USA; AL, LA(2)
— USA; MD(2)
— USA; NC (this species may be synonymous with C. montanus
but the name will remain valid until a study of the type can be made)(2)
— USA; FL(2)
— USA; CT, IN, MD, MI, NY, PA, VT, VA(2)
— USA; LA(2)
— USA; AK, CA, DC, IL, IN, KS, LA, MN, MS, NE, OR, PA(2)
— USA & Canada; AL, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NC, NJ, NY, NC, OR, TN, VA(2)
— USA & Canada; CT, ME, MN, NH, NY, NF, NS, ON, QC(2)
— USA; CT, DE, MD, NJ(2)
Coras perplexus — USA
— USA; AL, NC, TN(2)
— USA; NC, TN(2)
This genus was moved from Amaurobiidae in 2011. Although these spiders have been placed in a cribellate family, they do not have a cribellum.
How to Know the Spiders gives these few distinctions: Coras has robust chelicerae and the anterior median eyes usually larger than the anterior laterals. Tegenaria does not have robust chelicerae, anterior median eyes not larger than the laterals(usually smaller), posterior median eyes are very little smaller than the posterior laterals, and the posterior eye row is slightly procurved.
|1.||Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual|
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.
|2.||North American Agelenidae of the genus Coras Simon|
Muma, M. H. 1946. American Museum Novitates 1329: 1-20.