Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Welcome to Agelenids of the world !

The present site will provide taxonomic and phylogenetic information about the araneomorph funnel-web spiders or "funnel weavers" (Araneae: Agelenidae) of the World. The aim is to collect and provide easy access to records, literature, pictures, drawings and keys. Any contribution to improve the content of this site is welcome.

Based on the World Spider Catalog, the new database hosted at the Natural History Museum Bern (accessed on 27. August 2014), the whole family comprises 70 genera and 1157 species. Therefore, this family is in the top 10 of the most diverse spider groups of the world.

Recently, the subfamily Coelotinae has been transferred from Amaurobiidae back to Agelenidae. Detailed information about this subfamily is available at the webpage of X.P. Wang: Spider subfamily Coelotinae. Although all currently valid species, including coelotines, are listed in the taxonomic section of Agelenids of the World, we explicitly focus on Ageleninae, the second subfamily of Agelenidae.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith