Aptostichus fornax

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Aptostichus fornax


Taxonavigation: Cyrtauchenioidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Mygalomorphae
Superfamilia: Cyrtauchenioidea

Familia: Euctenizidae
Genus: Aptostichus
Species: Aptostichus fornax


  • Aptostichus fornax Bond, 2012: figs. 298–303 map 33
Holotype: CAS AP418, ♂.
Type locality: California, Inyo County, Panamint Valley sand dunes, 36.09167, -117.25917, 317m, coll. D. Giuliani 17.ii.1972.
Etymology: The specific epithet is a noun taken in apposition and refers to the hot climate in which this species is found. Fornax is a southern constellation; the name is Latin for furnace. In Roman mythology Fornax is the goddess of the hearth.

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English: The Furnace Trapdoor Spider