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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: Araneoidea

Familia: Linyphiidae
Genus: Ostearius
Species: O. melanopygius – O. muticus

Ostearius Hull, 1911

Type species: Tmeticus nigricauda Octavius Pickard-Cambridge, 1907. by monotypy.

Haemathyphantes Caporiacco, 1949: 360 (synonymized by van Helsdingen, 1977: 182)
Type species: Haemathyphantes denisi Lodovico di Caporiacco, 1949 by monotypy.

Primary references

Hull, J.E. 1911: Papers on spiders. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Northumberland (N.S.) 3(3): 573-590. Reference page.

Ostearius is a genus of dwarf spiders that was first described by J. E. Hull in 1911.[3]

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

Ostearius melanopygius (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1880) (type) – South America. Introduced to Europe, Canary Is., Egypt, Turkey, South Africa, China and New Zealand
Ostearius muticus Gao, Gao & Zhu, 1994 – China

See also

List of Linyphiidae species (I–P)


"Gen. Ostearius Hull, 1911". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
Helsdingen, P. J. van (1977), "Fam. Linyphiidae", La faune terrestre de l'île de Sainte-Hélène IV, p. 182
Hull, J. E. (1911). "Papers on spiders". Transactions of the Natural History Society of Northumberland. 3 (3): 573–590.


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