Female Zora spinimana, from Danish Spiders.

Belongs within: Lycosoidea.

The Zoridae are a group of ground-hunting spiders found in dry locations.

Characters (from Jocqué & Dippenaar-Schoeman 2007): Small to medium-sized; eight eyes in two or three rows; legs with two tarsal claws and claw tufts; anterior legs with numerous ventral pairs of spines; ecribellate; male palp with basal process on retrolateral tibial apophysis; entelegyne.

    |--Argoctenus Koch 1878 R08
    |--Hestimodema Simon 1909 R08
    |--Odomasta Simon 1909 R08
    |--Elassoctenus Simon 1909 R08
    |--Thasyraea Koch 1878 R08
    |--Simonus Ritsema 1881 R08
    |--Hoedillus Simon 1898 JD-S07
    |--Israzorides Levy 2003 JD-S07
    |--Odo Keyserling 1887 JD-S07
    |--Xenoctenus Mello-Leitão 1938 JD-S07
    |--Zoroides Berland 1924 JD-S07
    |--Zora Simon 1878 JD-S07
    |    |--Z. parallela Simon 1878 K02
    |    |--Z. silvestris RKD02
    |    `--Z. spinimana (Sundevall 1832) K55
    `--Tuxoctenus Raven 2008 R08
         |--*T. gloverae Raven 2008 R08
         |--T. linnaei Raven 2008 R08
         `--T. mcdonaldae Raven 2008 R08

*Type species of generic name indicated


[JD-S07] Jocqué, R., & A. S. Dippenaar-Schoeman. 2007. Spider Families of the World. Royal Museum for Central Africa: Tervuren (Belgium).

[K02] Koponen, S. 2002. Ground-living spiders in bogs in northern Europe. Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 262–267.

[K55] Kraus, O. 1955. Spinnen von Korsika, Sardinien und Elba (Arach., Araneae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 36: 371–394.

[R08] Raven, R. J. 2008. Revisions of Australian ground-hunting spiders: III. Tuxoctenus gen. nov. (Araneomorphae: Zoridae). Records of the Western Australian Museum 24 (4): 351–361.

[RKD02] Relys, V., S. Koponen & D. Dapkus. 2002. Annual differences and species turnover in peat bog spider communities. Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 416–424.

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