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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Sectio: Dionycha
Superfamilia: Gnaphosoidea

Familia: Gnaphosidae
Subfamilia: Drassodinae
Genus: Apopyllus
Species: A. aeolicus – A. atlanticus – A. centralis – A. gandarela – A. huanuco – A. ivieorum – A. kanguery – A. malleco – A. now – A. silvestrii – A. suavis

Apopyllus Platnick & Shadab, 1984

Type species: Melanophora silvestrii Eugène Simon, 1905
Primary references

Platnick, N.I. & Shadab, M.U. 1984. A revision of the Neotropical spiders of the new genus Apopyllus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum novitates 2788: 1-9. full article (PDF).Reference page.

Additional references

Azevedo, G.H.F., Ott, R., Griswold, C.E. & Santos, A.J. 2016a. A taxonomic revision of the ground spiders of the genus Apopyllus (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Zootaxa 4178(3): 301–327. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4178.3.1. Reference page.
Piñanez Espejo, Y.M.G., Kochalka, J.A. & Garcete-Barrett, B.R. 2019. A new species and two new records of the ground spider genus Apopyllus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) from Paraguay. Zootaxa 4664(4): 594–600. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4664.4.12. Reference page.

Apopyllus is a genus of ground spiders that was first described by Norman I. Platnick & M. U. Shadab in 1984.[2]

As of May 2019 it contains ten species:[1]

Apopyllus aeolicus Azevedo, Ott, Griswold & Santos, 2016 – Brazil
Apopyllus atlanticus Azevedo, Ott, Griswold & Santos, 2016 – Brazil
Apopyllus centralis Azevedo, Ott, Griswold & Santos, 2016 – Brazil
Apopyllus gandarela Azevedo, Ott, Griswold & Santos, 2016 – Brazil
Apopyllus huanuco Platnick & Shadab, 1984 – Peru
Apopyllus ivieorum Platnick & Shadab, 1984 – Mexico
Apopyllus malleco Platnick & Shadab, 1984 – Chile
Apopyllus now Platnick & Shadab, 1984 – Curaçao, Colombia
Apopyllus silvestrii (Simon, 1905) (type) – Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile
Apopyllus suavis (Simon, 1893) – Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Argentina


Gloor, Daniel; Nentwig, Wolfgang; Blick, Theo; Kropf, Christian (2019). "Gen. Apopyllus Platnick & Shadab, 1984". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
Platnick, N. I.; Shadab, M. U. (1984). "A revision of the Neotropical spiders of the new genus Apopyllus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae)". American Museum Novitates (2788): 1–9.


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