Subadult male Cheiracanthium mildei, copyright John R. Maxwell.

Belongs within: Lycosoidea.

The Miturgidae are a group of ecribellate spiders with two-segmented posterior spinnerets.

Characters (from Jocqué & Dippenaar-Schoeman 2007): Small to very large araneomorph spiders; eight eyes, grate-shaped tapetum; three pairs of weak spines on venter of tibiae I & II of females; males lack tibial crack; two tarsal claws; ecribellate; posterior spinnerets two-segmented, distal segment long or short; spigots only apical on posterior median spinnerets of females; entelegyne.

    |  i. s.: Pacificana Hogg 1904 PVD10
    |           `--*P. cockayni Hogg 1904 PVD10
    |--Miturginae JD-S07
    |    |--Diaprograpta Simon 1909 JD-S07, PVD10
    |    |--Mituliodon JD-S07
    |    |--Prochora JD-S07
    |    |--Syrisca JD-S07
    |    |--Syspira JD-S07
    |    |--Zealoctenus Forster & Wilton 1973 PVD10
    |    |    `--*Z. cardronaensis Forster & Wilton 1973 PVD10
    |    |--Teminius JD-S07
    |    |    |--T. affinis JD-S07
    |    |    `--T. insularis (Lucas 1857) L-M-HG08
    |    `--Miturga Thorell 1870 CH12
    |         |--M. agelenina B96
    |         |--M. albomaculata E07
    |         |--M. gilva B96
    |         |--M. lineata B96
    |         `--M. severa Simon 1909 M54
    `--Cheiracanthium Koch 1839 [=Chiracanthium; Cheiracanthidae, Eutichurinae] PVD10
         |--*C. punctorium (Villers 1789) CH12
         |--C. antungense Chen & Huang 2012 CH12
         |--C. bibundicum Strand 1908 J98
         |--C. brevicalcaratum M54
         |--C. erraticum K01
         |--C. eutittha Bösenberg & Strand 1906 CH12
         |--C. falcatum Chen, Huang et al. 2006 CH12
         |--C. filiapophysium Chen & Huang 2012 CH12
         |--C. gracile M54
         |--C. inclusum MC02
         |--C. insulanum (Thorell 1878) (see below for synonymy) CH12
         |--C. lascivum Karsch 1879 CH12
         |--C. mildei MC02
         |--C. mondrainensis Main 1954 [=Chiracanthium mondrainensis] M54
         |--C. mordax Koch 1866 (see below for synonymy) CH12
         |--C. nervosum M54
         |--C. ningmingensis Zhang & Yin 1999 CH12
         |--C. palasgicum (Koch 1837) K55
         |--C. pennuliferum M54
         |--C. pichoni Schenkel 1963 CH12
         |--C. stratioticum Koch 1873 PVD10
         |--C. taiwanicum Chen, Huang et al. 2006 CH12
         |--C. tenue M54
         |--C. torricellianum Strand 1910 [=Chiracanthium torricellianum] S10
         |--C. torsivum Chen & Huang 2012 CH12
         `--C. virescens (Sundevall 1833) BBM02

Cheiracanthium insulanum (Thorell 1878) [=Eutittha insulana; incl. C. adjacensoides Song et al. 1990, C. bikakapenalcolium Barrion & Litsinger 1995, C. hugiscium Barrion & Litsinger 1995, C. payteus Barrion & Litsonger 1995, C. tigbauanensis Barrion & Litsinger 1995, C. tingilium Barrion & Litsinger 1995] CH12

Cheiracanthium mordax Koch 1866 [incl. C. diversum Koch 1873, C. gilvum Koch 1873, C. submordax Zhang et al. 1993] CH12

*Type species of generic name indicated


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