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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: Titanoecoidea

Familia: Phyxelididae
Genera (13): AmbohimaKulalaniaLamaikaMalaikaManampokaMatunduaNamaquarachnePhyxelidaPongolaniaRahavavyThemacrysVidoleVytfutiaXevioso

Phyxelididae Lehtinen, 1967


Griswold, C.E. 1990. A revision and phylogenetic analysis of the spider subfamily Phyxelidinae (Araneae, Amaurobiidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 196: 1-206. Reference page.
Griswold, C.E.; Wood, H.M.; Carmichael, A.D. 2012: The lace web spiders (Araneae, Phyxelididae) of Madagascar: phylogeny, biogeography and taxonomy. Zoological journal of the Linnean Society, 164 (4): 728–810. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00779.x

Phyxelididae is a family of araneomorph spiders first described by Pekka T. Lehtinen in 1967 as a subfamily of Amaurobiidae,[1] and later elevated to family status as a sister group of Titanoecidae.[2]
Main article: List of Phyxelididae species

As of April 2019, the World Spider Catalog accepts the following genera:[3]

Ambohima Griswold, 1990 — Madagascar
Kulalania Griswold, 1990 — Kenya
Lamaika Griswold, 1990 — South Africa
Malaika Lehtinen, 1967 — South Africa
Manampoka Griswold, Wood & Carmichael, 2012 — Madagascar
Matundua Lehtinen, 1967 — South Africa
Namaquarachne Griswold, 1990 — South Africa
Phyxelida Simon, 1894 — Africa, Asia
Pongolania Griswold, 1990 — South Africa
Rahavavy Griswold, Wood & Carmichael, 2012 — Madagascar
Themacrys Simon, 1906 — South Africa
Vidole Lehtinen, 1967 — South Africa, Lesotho
Vytfutia Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986 — Indonesia
Xevioso Lehtinen, 1967 — Africa

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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.
Griswold, C. E.; Coddington, J. A.; Platnick, N. I.; Forster, R. R.; et al. (1999). "Towards a phylogeny of entelegyne spiders (Araneae, Araneomorphae, Entelegynae)" (PDF). Journal of Arachnology. 27: 53–63.
"Family: Phyxelididae Lehtinen, 1967". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-04-23. .


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