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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
Genus: Rahavavy
Species: R. fanivelona – R. ida – R. malagasyana

Rahavavy Griswold, Wood & Carmichael, 2012

Type species: Phyxelida fanivelona Charles Edward Griswold, 1990
Primary references

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. Open access. Reference page.

Additional references

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.

Rahavavy is a genus of Malagasy araneomorph spiders in the family Phyxelididae, and was first described by C. E. Griswold, H. M. Wood & A. D. Carmichael in 2012.[2] As of June 2019 it contains only three species, found only on Madagascar: R. fanivelona, R. ida, and R. malagasyana.[1]
See also

List of Phyxelididae species


"Gen. Rahavavy Griswold, Wood & Carmichael, 2012". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
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.


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