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Amaurobius similis (male)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Amaurobiidae
Genus: Amaurobius
C. L. Koch, 1837
Type species
Aranea atrox
De Geer, 1778

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Amaurobius is a genus of tangled nest spiders that was first described by Carl Ludwig Koch in 1837.


As of July 2019 it contains sixty-seven species:

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Amaurobius C. L. Koch, 1837". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  2. ^ Leech, R. E. (1972). "A revision of the Nearctic Amaurobiidae (Arachnida: Araneida)". Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada. 84: 70.
  3. ^ Koch, C. L. (1837). Die Arachniden. C. H. Zeh'sche Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, Dritter Band. pp. 105–119.