The World Spider Catalog, V15 by N. I. Platnick (c) 2000 - 2014 AMNH

Family: MALKARIDAE

FAM. MALKARIDAE Davies, 1980a: 377 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spiderfam:0024]

Last updated Dec. 13, 2009

N.B.: elevated from a subfamily of Araneidae and placed as the sister group of Mimetidae by Wunderlich (1986: 124); considered a senior synonym of Sternodidae Moran, 1986: 88 by Platnick & Forster (1987: 8); considered a subfamily of Mimetidae by Wunderlich, 2004i: 1258; see Agnarsson, 2004: 466 on possible relationships of some genera to the Theridiidae.

Homonym replaced:
Sternodes Butler, 1929 -- see Perissopmeros.

Genera:

Carathea
Chilenodes
Malkara
Perissopmeros