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Family Hexurellidae

tiny Mygalomorph - Hexurella apachea tiny Mygalomorph - Hexurella apachea Hexurella rupicola - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Mygalomorphae (Mygalomorphs)
Family Hexurellidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Transferred from Mecicobothriidae to Hexurellidae by Hedin et al., 2019.(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Hedin, Derkarabetian, Alfaro, Ramírez & Bon,2019
1 genus, 4 species.
Hexurella apachea -
Hexurella encina -
Hexurella pinea -
Hexurella rupicola -
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)
Works Cited
1.World Spider Catalog
2.Phylogenomic analysis and revised classification of atypoid mygalomorph spiders (Araneae, Mygalomorphae), with notes on arachnid
Hedin, M., Derkarabetian, S., Alfaro, A., Ramírez, M. J. & Bond, J. E. . 2019. PeerJ 7(e6864): 1-24.