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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
Superfamilia: Lycosoidea

Familia: Zoropsidae
Subfamilia: Griswoldiinae
Genus: Griswoldia
Species: G. acaenata – G. disparilis – G. leleupi – G. meikleae – G. melana – G. natalensis – G. punctata – G. robusta – G. sibyna – G. transversa – G. urbensis – G. zuluensis

Griswoldia Dippenaar-Schoeman & Jocqué, 1997 [nom. nov. pro Machadonia Lehtinen]

Type species: Campostichomma robustum Simon, 1898

Machadonia Lehtinen, 1967 [preocc.]


Lehtinen, P. T. 1967. Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Annales Zoologici Fennici 4: 199–468. [245]
Griswold, C. E. 1991. A revision and phylogenetic analysis of the spider genus Machadonia Lehtinen (Araneae, Lycosoidea). Entomologica Scandinavica 22: 305–351.
Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S. & R. Jocqué. 1997. African Spiders: An Identification Manual. Plant Protection Res. Inst. Handbook, no. 9, Pretoria, 392 pp. [211]
Platnick, N. I. 2009. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Griswoldia is a genus of southern African false wolf spiders. It was first described by A. S. Dippenaar-Schoeman and Rudy Jocqué in 1997,[2] and it has only been found in South Africa.[1]

As of November 2021 it contains twelve species:[1]

G. acaenata (Griswold, 1991) – South Africa
G. disparilis (Lawrence, 1952) – South Africa
G. leleupi (Griswold, 1991) – South Africa
G. meikleae (Griswold, 1991) – South Africa
G. melana (Lawrence, 1938) – South Africa
G. natalensis (Lawrence, 1938) – South Africa
G. punctata (Lawrence, 1942) – South Africa
G. robusta (Simon, 1898) – South Africa
G. sibyna (Griswold, 1991) – South Africa
G. transversa (Griswold, 1991) – South Africa
G. urbensis (Lawrence, 1942) – South Africa
G. zuluensis (Lawrence, 1938) – South Africa

See also

List of Zoropsidae species


"Gen. Griswoldia Dippenaar-Schoeman & Jocqué, 1997". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2021. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2021-11-25.

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S.; Jocqué, R. (1997). African Spiders: An Identification Manual. Plant Protection Research Institute Pretoria. p. 392. ISBN 9780621175448.

Further reading

Polotow, D.; Carmichael, A.; Griswold, C. E. (2015). "Total evidence analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of Lycosoidea spiders (Araneae, Entelegynae)". Invertebrate Systematics. 29 (2): 124–163. doi:10.1071/IS14041.

Raven, R. J.; Stumkat, K. S. (2005). "Revisions of Australian ground-hunting spiders: II. Zoropsidae (Lycosoidea: Araneae)". Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 50: 347–423.

Wunderlich, J. (2004). "The fossil Zoropsidae in Baltic amber with revised diagnoses of the family Zoropsidae and its fossil and extant higher taxa (Arachnida, Araneae)". Beiträge zur Araneologie. 3: 1489–1522.

Silva-Dávila, D. (2003-02-06). "Higher-level relationships of the spider family Ctenidae (Araneae: Ctenoidea)". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 274: 1–86. doi:10.1206/0003-0090(2003)274<0001:HLROTS>2.0.CO;2.


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