Myro kerguelenensis, from here.

Belongs within: Amaurobioidea.
Contains: Hapona, Gasparia, Goyenia.

The Desidae is a heterogeneous family of free-living or snare-building spiders, mostly found in the Southern Hemisphere. Members of the type genus Desis are found in the marine intertidal and have large, anterior-directed chelicerae. Badumna, the house spiders, is an Indo-Australian genus of dark-coloured spiders of which the species B. insignis and B. longinqua have been widely introduced in association with humans.

Characters (from Jocqué & Dippenaar-Schoeman 2007): Small to large; eight eyes present; legs with three tarsal claws; inner and outer pair of tracheae branched; cribellate or ecribellate; entelegyne.

<==Desidae [Desiae, Toxopidae]
    |--Toxopinae [Toxopidae]PVD10
    |    |--Toxops montanusJD-S07, FF99
    |    |--HaponaPVD10
    |    |--Toxopsoides Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
    |    |    `--*T. huttoni Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
    |    `--Laestrygones Urquhart 1894PVD10
    |         |--*L. albiceris Urquhart 1894PVD10 (see below for synonymy)
    |         |--L. chathamensis Forster 1970PVD10
    |         |--L. minutissimus (Hogg 1909)PVD10 [=Stiphidion minutissimumF64, Stiphidiellum minutissimumF64]
    |         |--L. otagoensis Forster 1970PVD10
    |         `--L. westlandicus Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |--GaspariaPVD10
    |    |--Neomyro Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
    |    |    |--*N. scitulus (Urquhart 1891)PVD10
    |    |    |--N. amplius Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
    |    |    `--N. circe Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
    |    |--Otagoa Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |    |--*O. nova Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |    |--O. chathamensis Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |    `--O. wiltoni Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |--Hulua Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
    |    |    |--*H. convoluta Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
    |    |    |--H. manga Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
    |    |    |--H. minima Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
    |    |    `--H. pana Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
    |    |--Lamina Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |    |--*L. minor Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |    |--L. montana Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |    |--L. parana Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |    `--L. ulva Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |--Gohia de Dalmas 1917PVD10
    |    |    |--*G. falxiata (Hogg 1909)PVD10 [=Rubrius falxiatusF64, G. falcataF64]
    |    |    |--G. clarki Forster 1964PVD10
    |    |    |--G. enderbyensis Forster 1964F64
    |    |    |--G. isolata Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |    |--G. parisolata Forster 1970PVD10
    |    |    `--G. wenhami (Forster 1955) [=Chiracanthium wenhami]F64
    |    `--Myro Pickard-Cambridge 1876PVD10
    |         |--*M. kerguelenensis Cambridge 1876F64 (see below for synonymy)
    |         |--M. extinctus Petrunkevitch 1942S93
    |         |--M. hirsutus Petrunkevitch 1942S93
    |         |--M. kirki Hogg 1909F64
    |         |--M. manneringi Forster 1964F64
    |         |--M. marinus (Goyen 1890)PVD10 [=Habronestes marinusFF99]
    |         `--M. ovalis Hogg 1909F64
    `--Desinae [Matachiinae]PVD10
         |--Helsonia Forster 1970PVD10
         |    `--*H. plata Forster 1970PVD10
         |--Nuisiana Forster & Wilton 1973PVD10
         |    `--*N. arboris (Marples 1959)PVD10
         |--Rapua Forster 1970PVD10
         |    `--*R. australis Forster 1970PVD10
         |--Mangareia Forster 1970PVD10
         |    |--*M. maculata Forster 1970PVD10
         |    `--M. motu Forster 1970PVD10
         |--Tuakana Forster 1970PVD10
         |    |--*T. wiltoni Forster 1970PVD10
         |    `--T. mirada Forster 1970PVD10
         |--Mesudus Özdikmen 2007 [=Manawa Forster 1970 non Hornibrook 1949]PVD10
         |    |--*M. solitarius (Forster 1970) [=*Manawa solitaria]PVD10
         |    |--M. frondosus (Forster 1970)PVD10
         |    `--M. setosus (Forster 1970)PVD10
         |--Notomatachia Forster 1970PVD10
         |    |--*N. hirsuta (Marples 1962)PVD10
         |    |--N. cantuaria Forster 1970PVD10
         |    `--N. wiltoni Forster 1970PVD10
         |--Desis Walckenaer 1837PVD10
         |    |--D. formidabilisJD-S07
         |    |--D. marina (Hector 1877)PVD10 (see below for synonymy)
         |    |--D. martensii Koch 1872T94
         |    `--D. vorax K. 1871R13
         |--Panoa Forster 1970PVD10
         |    |--*P. contorta Forster 1970PVD10
         |    |--P. fiordensis Forster 1970PVD10
         |    |--P. mora Forster 1970PVD10
         |    `--P. tapanuiensis Forster 1970PVD10
         |--Matachia de Dalmas 1917PVD10
         |    |--*M. ramulicola de Dalmas 1917PVD10
         |    |--M. australis Forster 1970PVD10
         |    |--M. livor (Urquhart 1893)PVD10 [=Tegenaria livorisNS00]
         |    |--M. magna Forster 1970PVD10
         |    |--M. marplesi Forster 1970PVD10
         |    `--M. similis Forster 1970PVD10
         `--Badumna Thorell 1890PVD10 [incl. IxeuticusF64]
              |--B. candidaGC99 [incl. Phryganoporus tubicola Simon 1908M90]
              |--B. insignis (Koch 1872)PVD10 [incl. Ixeuticus robustus (Koch 1872)PVD10, B. robustaFF99]
              |--B. longinqua (Koch 1867)PVD10 (see below for synonymy)
              |--B. senilellus (Strand 1907) [=Amaurobius senilellus, Ixeuticus senilellus]J98
              |--B. senilis [=Amaurobius senilis]S99
              |--B. socialisD95
              |--B. subfasciata Simon 1899S99
              `--B. (Aphyctoschaema) veliferum (Simon 1908) [=Aphyctoschaema veliferum]M90

Desidae incertae sedis:
  Cedicus Simon 1875MG03
    |--*C. flavipes Simon 1875MG03
    |--C. dubius Strand 1907MG03
    `--C. pumilus Thorell 1895MG03
  Paracedicus Fet 1993MG03
    |--*P. ephthalitus (Fet 1993) [=Cedicus ephthalitus]MG03
    |--P. feti Marusik & Guseinov 2003MG03
    `--P. gennadii (Fet 1993) [=Cedicus gennadii]MG03
  Cedicoides Charitonov 1946MG03
    |--*C. simoni (Charitonov 1946) [=Cedicus (Cedicoides) simoni]MG03
    |--C. maerens (Simon 1889) [=Cedicus maerens]MG03
    |--C. parthus (Fet 1993) [=Cedicus parthus]MG03
    `--C. pavlovskii (Spassky 1941) [=Cedicus (Cedicoides) pavlovskii]MG03

Badumna longinqua (Koch 1867)PVD10 [=Ixeuticus longiquusE95; incl. *I. martius (Simon 1899)F64, PVD10, Hesperauximus sternitzkiiF64]

Desis marina (Hector 1877)PVD10 [=Argyroneta marinaFF99, Robsonia marinaS99; incl. Dandridgia dysderoides White 1849 (preoc.)W49, S99, Desis robsoni Powell 1879S99]

*Laestrygones albiceris Urquhart 1894PVD10 [incl. Lycosa proxima Urquhart 1886 non Koch 1847NS00, La. urquhartii Bryant 1933NS00]

*Myro kerguelenensis Cambridge 1876F64 [=M. kerguelensis (l. c.)H39; incl. M. kerguelensis crozetensis Enderlein 1909H39, M. hamiltoni Hogg 1909H39]

*Type species of generic name indicated


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