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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: Titanoecidae
Genera: Anuvinda – Goeldia – Nurscia – Pandava – Titanoeca

Titanoecidae Lehtinen, 1967

Platnick, N. I. 2008. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Vernacular names
English: Titanoecid spiders
日本語: ヤマトガケジグモ科
한국어: 자갈거미과

Titanoecidae is a family of araneomorph spiders first described by Pekka T. Lehtinen in 1967.[2] It is fairly widespread in the New World and Eurasia with five genera and more than 50 species worldwide. These are mostly dark-colored builders of "woolly" (cribellate) silk webs. Several species are found at relatively high altitudes in mountain ranges and may be very common in such habitats.
Main article: List of Titanoecidae species

As of April 2019, the World Spider Catalog accepts the following genera:[1]

Anuvinda Lehtinen, 1967 – Asia
Goeldia Keyserling, 1891 – South America, Mexico
Nurscia Simon, 1874 – Asia, Europe
Pandava Lehtinen, 1967 – Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea
Titanoeca Thorell, 1870 – Asia, North America, Europe, Ecuador, Algeria

See also

List of Titanoecidae species


"Family: Titanoecidae Lehtinen, 1967". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
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.


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