The World Spider Catalog, Version 4.5
by Norman I. Platnick

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FAM. MECYSMAUCHENIIDAE Simon, 1895

Last updated Apr. 26, 2001

N.B.: considered a subfamily of Archaeidae by Wunderlich (1986) and Eskov (1987c).

Transferred to other families:
Pararchaea Forster, 1955 -- see Pararchaeidae.

Gen. Aotearoa Forster & Platnick, 1984

A. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 63, type Zearchaea magna Forster, 1949.

mf magna (Forster, 1949) *....................New Zealand
Zearchaea m. Forster, 1949: 193, f. 1-8 (Dmf).
A. m. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 63, f. 76-78, 80-81, 88, 112, 122, 184, 207-209 (Tmf from Zearchaea).

Gen. Chilarchaea Forster & Platnick, 1984

C. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 64, type C. quellon Forster & Platnick, 1984.

f quellon Forster & Platnick, 1984 *....................Chile
C. q. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 65, f. 115, 131-136, 200, 210-211 (Df).

Gen. Mecysmauchenioides Forster & Platnick, 1984

M. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 60, type Mecysmauchenius nordenskjoldi Tullgren, 1901.

mf nordenskjoldi (Tullgren, 1901) *....................Chile
Mecysmauchenius nordenskj÷ldi Tullgren, 1901b: 222, pl. 17, f. 6 (Dmf).
Mecysmauchenius nordenskj÷ldi Canals, 1934: 7, f. 5 (mf).
Mecysmauchenius nordenskj÷ldi Vellard, 1958: 133, f. 14-17 (m).
M. n. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 61, f. 87, 95, 110-111, 182-183, 201-203 (Tmf from Mecysmauchenius).

Gen. Mecysmauchenius Simon, 1884

Transferred to other genera:
M. nordenskjoldi Tullgren, 1901 -- see Mecysmauchenioides.

mf canan Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. c. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 55, f. 158-160, 193 (Dmf).

f chacamo Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. c. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 54, f. 192 (Df).

f chapo Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. c. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 57, f. 195 (Df).

mf chepu Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. c. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 56, f. 161-163, 194 (Dmf).

m chincay Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. c. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 50, f. 146-148 (Dm).

mf eden Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. e. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 52, f. 85, 91, 97-98, 119-120, 149-151, 190 (Dmf).

f fernandez Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Juan Fernandez Is.
M. f. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 44, f. 187 (Df).

f gertschi Zapfe, 1960....................Chile
M. g. Zapfe, 1960: 9, f. 1-10 (Df).
M. g. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 59, f. 198 (f).

mf newtoni Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. n. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 53, f. 152-154, 191 (Dmf).

mf osorno Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. o. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 57, f. 84, 108-109, 164-166, 196 (Dmf).

mf puyehue Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. p. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 45, f. 140-142, 188 (Dmf).

mf segmentatus Simon, 1884 *....................Chile, Argentina, Falkland Is.
M. s. Simon, 1884r: 379, f. 3-7 (Dmf).
M. s. Simon, 1887h: E13, pl. 2, f. 4 (f).
M. s. Simon, 1895a: 939, f. 1009-1011 (mf).
M. s. Simon, 1895g: 167, pl. 5.
M. s. Tullgren, 1901b: 220, pl. 17, f. 5 (mf).
M. s. Canals, 1934: 6, f. 4 (f).
M. s. Vellard, 1958: 129, f. 1-13 (mf).
M. s. Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1974: 84, f. 23-24 (f).
M. s. Brignoli, 1980i: 32, f. 1-7 (mf).
M. s. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 38, f. 86, 90, 93, 96, 104-107, 116-118, 125-128, 137-139, 180-181, 186, 206 (mf).

mf termas Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. t. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 48, f. 143-145, 189 (Dmf).

m thayerae Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. t. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 53, f. 155-157 (Dm).

f victoria Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. v. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 59, f. 197 (Df).

m villarrica Forster & Platnick, 1984....................Chile
M. v. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 58, f. 167-169 (Dm).

Gen. Mesarchaea Forster & Platnick, 1984

M. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 62, type M. bellavista Forster & Platnick, 1984.

m bellavista Forster & Platnick, 1984 *....................Chile
M. b. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 63, f. 174-177, 179 (Dm).

Gen. Semysmauchenius Forster & Platnick, 1984

S. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 61, type S. antillanca Forster & Platnick, 1984.

mf antillanca Forster & Platnick, 1984 *....................Chile
S. a. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 61, f. 170-173, 178, 199 (Dmf).

Gen. Zearchaea Wilton, 1946

Z. Wilton, 1946: 19, type Z. clypeata Wilton, 1946; transferred here from the Archaeidae by Lehtinen, 1967.

Transferred to other genera:
Z. globosa Hickman, 1981 -- see Holarchaea under Holarchaeidae.
Z. magna Forster, 1949 -- see Aotearoa.
Z. rubra Forster, 1949 -- see Pararchaea under Pararchaeidae.

mf clypeata Wilton, 1946 *....................New Zealand
Z. c. Wilton, 1946: 21, f. 1-5 (Dmf).
Z. c. Forster, 1955b: 393, f. 22-23 (m).
Z. c. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 64, f. 79, 92, 94, 99-100, 102-103, 113, 124, 129-130, 204-205 (mf).

mf fiordensis Forster, 1955....................New Zealand
Z. f. Forster, 1955b: 395, f. 5, 10-12, 20-21 (Dmf).
Z. f. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 64, f. 82-83, 89, 101, 114, 121, 123, 185, 220 (mf).