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Genus Hexurella

tiny Mygalomorph - Hexurella apachea tiny Mygalomorph - Hexurella apachea Hexurella rupicola - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Mygalomorphae (Mygalomorphs)
Family Hexurellidae
Genus Hexurella
Numbers
3 species in US, one species in northern Baja California
Size
2.5-5 mm
Identification
small mygalomorphs, among the smallest of all mygalomorphs
Range
H. pinea - central Arizona, near Prescott
H. apachea - mountains of southeastern Arizona
H. encina - northern Baja California
H. rupicola - Riverside & San Diego counties, California
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)