The Superfamily Avicularoidea is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (12): Actinopodidae · Barychelidae · Ctenizidae · Cyrtaucheniidae · Dipluridae · Hexathelidae · Idiopidae · Microstigmatidae · Migidae · Nemesiidae · Paratropididae · Theraphosidae
The spider family Actinopodidae is a family of mygalomorph spiders found in Australia, South America, and Central America. It includes the Australian genus Missulena, known as the mouse spiders, which are quite venomous. [more]
The Brushed trapdoor spiders (family Barychelidae) are a spider family with about 300 species in 44 general. This family is the only family in superfamily Barycheloidea. [more]
Trapdoor spiders (superfamily Ctenizoidea, family Ctenizidae) are medium-sized mygalomorph spiders that construct burrows with a cork-like trapdoor made of soil, vegetation and silk. Some similar species are also called trapdoor spiders, such as the Liphistiidae, Barychelidae, Cyrtaucheniidae and some Idiopidae and Nemesiidae. Some Conothele species do not build a burrow, but construct a silken tube with trap-door in bark crevices. [more]
The wafer trapdoor spiders (superfamily Cyrtauchenioidea, family Cyrtaucheniidae) are a widespread family of spiders that lack the thorn-like spines on tarsi and metatarsi I and II (the two outermost leg segments) found in true trapdoor spiders (Ctenizidae).
Funnel-web tarantulas (super-family Dipluroidea, family Dipluridae), are a group of spiders in the infraorder Mygalomorphae, that have two pairs of booklungs, and chelicerae (fangs) that move up and down in a stabbing motion. A number of genera, including the Sydney funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus), used to be classified in this family but have now been moved to Hexathelidae. [more]
The spider family Hexathelidae, the only family in the super-family Hexatheloidea, is one of two families (along with Dipluridae) of spiders known as funnel-webs. This order is sometimes incorrectly referred to (in unknown references) as the venomous funnel-web tarantulas, due to the inclusion of the Australian funnel-web spiders, including the Sydney funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus). Most specimens in Hexathelidae are not dangerous to humans. [more]
Idiopidae (superfamily Idiopoidea are a mygalomorph spider family. They have a large body that often looks rather like a tarantula. [more]
The Microstigmatidae are a small spider family with fifteen described species in seven genera. They are small ground-dwelling and free-living spiders that make little use of silk. [more]
The tree trapdoor spiders (Migidae) are a spider family with about 90 species in 10 genera. [more]
The Nemesiidae are a spider family of the infraorder Mygalomorphae, and the only member of the superfamily Nemesioidea. They were formerly considered part of the Dipluridae family. [more]
The baldlegged spiders (Paratropididae) are a small spider family with eight species. They are related to tarantulas. [more]
Tarantulas (as the term is used in North America) comprise a group of often hairy and often very large arachnids belonging to the family Theraphosidae, of which approximately 900 species have been identified. Although some members of the same suborder may also be called "tarantulas" in the common parlance, this article only describes members of Theraphosidae. [more]
At least 1,364 species and subspecies belong to the Family Theraphosidae.
More info about the Family Theraphosidae may be found here.
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