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Family Hypochilidae - Lampshade Weavers

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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 (Hypochiloidea)
Family Hypochilidae (Lampshade Weavers)
Other Common Names
Lampshade Spiders
Explanation of Names
Author of family (and genus Hypochilus) is Marx, G. 1888. On a new and interesting spider. Ent. Amer. 4: 160-162. (George Marx, American, 1838-1895, see Wikispecies).
One North American genus, Hypochilus, with ten species
All species from US

H. bernardino - Catley, 1994 - San Bernardino Mtns, California
H. kastoni - Platnick, 1987 - Klamath Siskiyou Mtns, California
H. petrunkevitchi - Gertsch, 1958 - central Sierra Nevada, California

H. bonneti - Gertsch, 1964 - central Colorado, mostly from caves
H. jemez - Catley, 1994 - montane northern New Mexico

southern Appalachians:
H. coylei - Platnick, 1987 - western North Carolina
H. gertschi - Hoffman, 1963 - southwest Virginia, southern West Virginia
H. pococki - Platnick, 1987 - northern Georgia, western North Carolina, east Tennessee
H. sheari - Platnick, 1987 - western North Carolina
H. thorelli - Marx, 1888 - northern Georgia to southern Kentucky

Ranges of bonneti, gertschi, petrunkevitchi & thorelli from How to Know the Spiders. (1)
The rest of the ranges are from Spiders of North America. (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.
2.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.