Mygalomorphae

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Mygalomorphae

[‚mig·ə·lō′mȯr‚fē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder of spiders (Araneida) including American tarantulas, trap-door spiders, and purse-web spiders; the tarantulas may attain a leg span of 10 inches (25 centimeters).

Mygalomorphae

 

a suborder of large spiders. The trunk and legs are hairy; each chelicera is subchelate and has an opening for the poison gland at the tip. The spiders, which are distributed in the tropics, hunt at night for insects, small frogs and lizards, and, sometimes, small birds. The most characteristic species are A vicularia avicularia, which is black and reaches a length of 5 cm, and Selenocosmia javanensis, which is reddish brown and reaches a length of 10 cm.

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Systematics and natural history of the mygalomorph spider genus Antrodiaetus and related genera (Araneae: Antrodiaetidae).
The arachnologists came to the conclusion this was a tarantula in the mygalomorph family Theraphosidae.
The members of this genus, making their nests in burrows in the ground and provisioning them exclusively with mygalomorph spiders (usually Theraphosidae, i.
Intraspecific interactions of araneomorph spiders have received considerable attention, but there are few detailed studies on intraspecific interactions of mygalomorph spiders (Paz 1988, Jackson & Pollard 1990, Perez-Miles & Costa 1992).
Defensive behaviors in mygalomorph spiders: release of urticating hairs by some Aviculariinae (Araneae, Theraphosidae).
Tarantulas are the largest spiders in the world, belonging to the order Mygalomorph, which includes tarantulas, trapdoor spiders, and other less well-known groups.
Mygalomorph spider bite: a report of 91 cases in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
It seems likely that the dominance of the mygalomorph spiders in Australia may be due to the absence of competition from wind scorpions (Solifugae), which do not occur there.
Only sclerotized structures of adults were measured, so growth changes, as occur in birds (Cherry 1990) and mygalomorph spiders (Perez-Miles 1989) were avoided.
A revision of the American Funnel-Web Mygalomorph spider genus Euagrus (Araneae: Dipluridae).