- Art Gallery -


Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Superphylum: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Araneomorphae
Infraordo: Araneomorphi
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Araneoidea
Familia: Synotaxidae
Subfamiliae: Pahorinae - Physogleninae - Synotaxinae - incertae sedis


Synotaxidae Simon, 1894


Forster, R.R.; Platnick, N.I.; Coddington, J. 1990: A proposal and review of the spider family Synotaxidae (Araneae, Araneoidea): with notes on theridiid interrelationships. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 193: 1-116.
Paquin, P.; Vink, C.J.; Dupérré, N. 2010: Spiders of New Zealand: annotated family key & species list. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand. ISBN 9780478347050


Coddington, Jonathan 2006. Synotaxidae. Version 08 December 2006 (temporary) in The Tree of Life Web Project
Australian Faunal Directory

The Synotaxidae are a spider family with 68 described species in 13 genera.


Species of this family occur in Central and South America, New Zealand and Australia.


The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog.

Pahorinae Forster, Platnick & Coddington, 1990 — endemic to New Zealand

Nomaua Forster, 1990
Pahora Forster, 1990
Pahoroides Forster, 1990
Runga Forster, 1990
Wairua Forster, 1990

Physogleninae Petrunkevitch, 1928

Meringa Forster, 1990 — New Zealand
Paratupua Platnick, 1990 — Australia
Physoglenes Simon, 1904 — Chile
Tupua Platnick, 1990 — Tasmania

Synotaxinae Simon, 1894

Calcarsynotaxus Wunderlich, 1995 — Australia
Chileotaxus Platnick, 1990 — Chile
Synotaxus Simon, 1895 — South America

incertae sedis

Mangua Forster, 1990 — New Zealand


Agnarsson I. 2003b. The phylogenetic placement and circumscription of the genus Synotaxus (Araneae: Synotaxidae) with a description of a new species from Guyana, and notes on theridioid phylogeny. Invertebrate Systematics 17(6): 719-734. PDF (Synotaxus waiwai)
Eberhard, W.G. (1995). The web and building behavior of Synotaxus ecuadorensis (Araneae, Synotaxidae). J. Arachnol. 23:25-30. PDF

Biology Encyclopedia


Source: Wikipedia, Wikispecies: All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License