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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The latter are included for ease of comparison to the type specimens, to directly illustrate the subtle morphological variation in key characters typical of Mygalomorphae, and to provide a comprehensive digital compendium of the material available in collections.
Evolution of karyotype, sex chromosomes, and meiosis in mygalomorph spiders (Araneae: Mygalomorphae).
Order: Araneae Clerck 1757 Infraorder: Mygalomorphae Pocock 1892 Family: Theraphosidae Thorell 1869 Subfamily: Theraphosinae Thorell 1869
The family treatments begin with 30 common Araneomorphae families followed by all nine known Mygalomorphae families.
Theraphosidae is one of 15 families of Mygalomorphae, including around 975 species in the world, and 179 in Brazil (Platnick, 2015).
Cases of unjustified emendations of scientific names dedicated to people in tarantulas (Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae)
Aranas Mygalomorphae de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina: clave para la determinacion de especies.
Revision of the spider genus Ischnocolus Ausserer 1871 (Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae: Ischnocolinae).
Systematics of the Californian euctenizine spider genus Apomastus (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Cyrtaucheniidae): the relationship between molecular and morphological taxonomy.
Mumford Pitfall Corrugated- Taxon traps cardboard-refuge traps Mygalomorphae Undetermined 1 0 Agelenidae Agelenopsis 4 0 Anyphaenidae Hibana futilis (Banks) 1 143 Hibana gracilis (Hentz) 0 30 Hibana 2 6,457 Luppetiana mordax 0 11 (O.P.-Cambridge) Wulfila tantillus Chickering 0 1 Undetermined 5 46 Araneidae Acacesia hamata (Hentz) 0 1 Acanthepeira stellata 0 1 (Walckenaer) Araneus 0 1 Argiope aurantia Lucas 3 1 Cyclosa turbinata (Walckenaer) 0 1 Eustala anastera (Walckenaer) 1 6 Eustala cepina (Walckenaer) 0 1 Eustala 0 11 Neoscona arabesca (Walckenaer) 0 4 Neoscona crucifera (Lucas) 0 2 Neoscona 1 12 Undetermined 12 40 Clubionidae Clubiona abboti L.
De tal manera que en total se identificaron 16 familias (que incluye juveniles y adultos) capturadas en los tres tratamientos, una de las cuales, Actinopodidae, pertenece al suborden Mygalomorphae, y las restantes 15 al suborden Araneomorphae.