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Genus Heteropoda

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Sparassidae (Giant Crab Spiders)
Genus Heteropoda
Other Common Names
Huntsman Spiders
Explanation of Names
Author of name: Pierre André Latreille. First year published: 1804.
Heteropoda translates to 'with unequal legs' in Greek.
1 species found in the USA (Heteropoda venatoria)
Heteropoda venatoria: introduced to the Gulf States & California (also lives in other tropical ecozones all over the world).