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Superregnum: Eukaryota
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: Lycosoidea

Familia: Zoropsidae
Subfamiliae (2): Griswoldiinae - Zoropsinae
Overview of genera (13)

Akamasia - Birrana – Chinja – Devendra - Griswoldia - Huntia - Kilyana - KruktMegateg - Phanotea - Takeoa - Uliodon - Zoropsis

Check (1): Cauquenia


Zoropsidae Bertkau, 1882

Primary references

Bertkau, P. 1882. Über das Cribellum und Calamistrum. Ein Beitrag zur Histologie, Biologie und Systematik der Spinnen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 48: 316–362. [337]

selected references

Bosselaers, J. 2002: A cladistic analysis of Zoropsidae (Araneae), with the description of a new genus. Belgian journal of zoology, 132(2): 141–154. PDF

Additional references

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
Polotow, D. & Griswold, C. 2018. Chinja, a new genus of spider from the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania (Araneae, Zoropsidae). Zootaxa 4472(3): 545–562. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4472.3.7 Paywall Reference page.
Raven, R.J.; Stumkat, K. 2003: Problem solving in the spider families Miturgidae, Ctenidae and Psechridae (Araneae) in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Arachnology, 31: 105–121. PDF
Raven, R.J.; Stumkat, K.S. 2005: Revisions of Australian ground-hunting spiders: II. Zoropsidae (Lycosoidea: Araneae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 50: 347–423. PDF

selected links

The World Spider Catalog, Version 15.5

additional links

Zoropsidae – Taxon details on Atlas of Living Australia (ALA).
Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)

Vernacular names
日本語: スオウグモ科
한국어: 정선거미과
中文: 逸蛛科

Zoropsidae, also known as false wolf spiders for their physical similarity to wolf spiders, is a family of cribellate araneomorph spiders first described by Philipp Bertkau in 1882.[2] They can be distinguished from wolf spiders by their two rows of eyes that are more equal in size than those of Lycosidae.

The families Tengellidae and Zorocratidae are now included in Zoropsidae.[3]


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

Akamasia Bosselaers, 2002 – Cyprus
Anachemmis Chamberlin, 1919 – United States, Mexico
Austrotengella Raven, 2012 – Australia
Birrana Raven & Stumkat, 2005 – Australia
Cauquenia Piacentini, Ramírez & Silva, 2013
Chinja Polotow & Griswold, 2018 – Tanzania
Ciniflella Mello-Leitão, 1921 – Brazil
Devendra Lehtinen, 1967 – Sri Lanka
Griswoldia Dippenaar-Schoeman & Jocqué, 1997 – South Africa
Hoedillus Simon, 1898 – Guatemala, Nicaragua
Huntia Gray & Thompson, 2001 – Australia
Itatiaya Mello-Leitão, 1915 – Brazil
Kilyana Raven & Stumkat, 2005 – Australia
Krukt Raven & Stumkat, 2005 – Australia
Lauricius Simon, 1888 – Mexico, United States
Liocranoides Keyserling, 1881 – United States
Megateg Raven & Stumkat, 2005 – Australia
Phanotea Simon, 1896 – South Africa
Pseudoctenus Caporiacco, 1949 – Kenya, Burundi, Malawi
Socalchemmis Platnick & Ubick, 2001 – United States, Mexico
Takeoa Lehtinen, 1967 – China, Korea, Japan
Tengella Dahl, 1901 – Mexico, Central America
Titiotus Simon, 1897 – United States
Uliodon L. Koch, 1873 – New Zealand, Australia
Wiltona Koçak & Kemal, 2008 – New Zealand
Zorocrates Simon, 1888 – United States, Mexico, El Salvador
Zoropsis Simon, 1878 – Asia, Europe, Africa, United States

See also

List of Zoropsidae species


"Family: Zoropsidae Bertkau, 1882". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
Bertkau, P. (1882). "Über das Cribellum und Calamistrum". Ein Beitrag zur Histologie, Biologie und Systematik der Spinnen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte. 48: 316–362.
Polotow, Daniele; Carmichael, Anthea & Griswold, Charles E. (2015). "Total evidence analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of Lycosoidea spiders (Araneae, Entelegynae)". Invertebrate Systematics. 29 (2): 124–163. doi:10.1071/IS14041.


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