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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Mygalomorphae
Superfamilia: Migoidea

Familia: Actinopodidae
Genera (3): Actinopus - Missulena - Plesiolena

Actinopodidae Simon, 1892
Type genus: Actinopus Perty, 1833

selected links

The World Spider Catalog, Version 15.5

additional links

Actinopodidae – Taxon details on Atlas of Living Australia (ALA).
Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)

Vernacular names
English: Mouse Spiders
中文: 线足蛛科

Actinopodidae is a family of mygalomorph spiders found in Australia and South America. It includes mouse spiders, whose bites, though rare, are considered medically significant and potentially dangerous.[1]


As of April 2019, the World Spider Catalog accepts the following genera: [2]

Actinopus Perty, 1833 — South America
Missulena Walckenaer, 1805 — Australia, Chile
Plesiolena Goloboff & Platnick, 1987 — Chile

See also

List of Actinopodidae species


Isbister, Geoffrey K. (2004). "Mouse spider bites (Missulena spp.) and their medical importance". Med J Aust. 180 (5): 225–227. doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05890.x. S2CID 37977034.
"Family: Actinopodidae Simon, 1892". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-04-18.


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