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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: Haplogynae
Superfamilia: Scytodoidea
Familiae (4): Drymusidae - Periegopidae - Scytodidae - Sicariidae
Vernacular names
català: Escitodoïdeu
English: Scytodoidea
español: Scytodoidea
italiano: Scytodoidea
Türkçe: Scytodoidea
中文: 花皮蛛总科

Scytodoidea is a taxon of araneomorph spiders, at the rank of superfamily. It contains four families:[1]



The monophyly of the group has been confirmed in morphological studies. One hypothesis for the relationships of the four families is shown in the following cladogram:[2]






Earlier studies agree in placing the Sicariidae as the most basal family, but reverse the positions of Drymusidae and Scytodidae. Scytodoidea is placed within the haplogyne clade of araneomorph spiders, as one of the more derived clades.[3]

Dunlop, Jason A. & Penney, David (2011), "Order Araneae Clerck, 1757" (PDF), in Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed.), Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness, Zootaxa, Auckland, New Zealand: Magnolia Press, ISBN 978-1-86977-850-7, retrieved 2015-10-31
Labarque, Facundo M. & Ramirez, Martin J. (2012), "The placement of the spider genus Periegops and the phylogeny of Scytodoidea (Araneae: Araneomorphae)", Zootaxa, 3312: 1–44, doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3312.1.1, retrieved 2015-10-30
Coddington, Jonathan A. (2005), "Phylogeny and classification of spiders" (PDF), in Ubick, D.; Paquin, P.; Cushing, P.E. & Roth, V. (eds.), Spiders of North America: an identification manual, American Arachnological Society, pp. 18–24, retrieved 2015-09-24


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