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Family Mecicobothriidae

tiny Mygalomorph - Hexurella tiny Mygalomorph - Hexurella Microhexura? - Hexura picea Microhexura? - Hexura picea Mecicobothriidae - Hexura rothi Megahexura fulva - female Mygalomorph (Megahexura?) - Megahexura fulva Mygalomorph (Megahexura?) - Megahexura fulva
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Mygalomorphae (Mygalomorphs)
Family Mecicobothriidae
3 genera, 7 species in US
abdominal tergites

long posterior lateral spinnerets with pseudosegmented distal segment
Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Baja California
See Also
Dipluridae (*lack abdominal tergites)
Print References
Gertsch, W. J. & Platnick, N. I. (1979). A revision of the spider family Mecicobothriidae (Araneae, Mygalomorphae). American Museum Novitates 2687: 1-32. (online PDF)