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Genus Olios

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Classification
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 Olios
Numbers
1 species in BugGuide's range (North America north of Mexico).
Identification
Olios giganteus Keyserling - dark chelicerae, prominent heart mark.(1)
Range
O. giganteus - CA, AZ, NM, TX, UT, NV(1)(2)
Remarks
Rheims, 2010(1), reduces the genus Olios down to 4 species (a 5th is considered unrecognizable).

Rheims, 2015(3), moves many species of Olios to the new genus Curicaberis.

"The name Olios fasciculatus turned out to be based on mislabeled specimens from Africa." ~Rod Crawford
See Also
Print References
Rheims, Cristina, 2010. On the native Nearctic species of the huntsman spider family Sparassidae Bertkau (Araneae). Journal of Arachnology 38(3): 530-537.