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Distribution path and Subregions of West Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa
Subregions: Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria (North Nigeria, South Nigeria), Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Taxonomy for Arachnida (Arachnids) in West Africa
Class
West Africa
Arachnida (Lamarck, 1801) (Arachnids) - Systematics
 182 families, 671 genera, 1722 species
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Families1.063    worldwide
Genera15.295    worldwide
Species143.413    worldwide
Common namesArachnids
German namesSpinnentiere
Dutch namesSpinachtigen
Danish namesSpindlere
Finnish namesHämähäkkieläimet
Norwegian namesEdderkoppdyr
Swedish namesSpindeldjur
Spanish namesArácnido
French namesArachnides
Portuguese namesAracnídeo
AuthorLamarck, 1801
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kaukasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Antarctic, Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, South Palaearctic, North Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental)

Holarctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Ordovician, Carboniferous, Silurian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands, North Pacific, East Pacific, West Pacific, Bering Sea)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, North Sea)

Indian Ocean (Bay of Bengal, Southeast Indian Ocean)


Countries
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Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Distr. infoWorldwide
Links and ReferencesArachnida in bie.ala.org.au
Arachnida in biolcoll.utu.fi
Arachnida in bug.tamu.edu
Arachnida in wiki.spinnen-forum.de
Arachnida in darwinfoundation.org
Arachnida in faunaeur.org
Arachnida in itis.gov
Arachnida in spiderling.de
Arachnida in wsc.nmbe.ch
Arachnida in dyntaxa.se
Subclass
West Africa
    Dromopoda (Shultz, 1990)
     26 families, 105 genera, 218 species
Subclass
West Africa
    Micrura (Ehrenberg, 1831)
     155 families, 550 genera, 1485 species

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Family overview for Arachnida (Arachnids) in West Africa
Acaridae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 Species
Agelenidae (C. L. Koch, 1837) - 5 SpeciesAraneomorph funnel-web spiders
Alloptidae (Gaud, 1957) - 1 Species
Amaurobiidae (Thorell, 1870) - 4 SpeciesTangled nest spiders
Amblyommidae (Banks, 1907) - 48 Species
Analgidae (Trouessart & Mégnin, 1884) - 1 SpeciesFeather mites
Anisitsiellidae (Koenike, 1910) - 10 Species
Anyphaenidae (Bertkau, 1878) - 1 SpeciesAnyphaenid sac spiders
Araneidae (Simon, 1895) - 56 SpeciesOrb-weaver spiders
Argasidae (C. L. Koch, 1844) - 13 SpeciesSoft ticks
Arrenuridae (Thor, 1900) - 21 Species
Assamiidae (Sørensen, 1884) - 19 Species
Atemnidae (Chamberlin, 1931) - 23 Species
Athienemanniidae (Viets, 1922) - 2 Species
Atopomelidae (Fain, 1972) - 12 Species
Aturidae (Thor, 1900) - 39 Species
Atypidae (Thorell, 1870) - 1 SpeciesPurse web spiders
Austrachipteriidae (Luxton, 1985) - 2 Species
Barychelidae (Simon, 1889) - 1 SpeciesTrapdoor baboon spiders
Biantidae (Thorell, 1889) - 9 Species
Buthidae (C. L. Koch, 1837) - 43 SpeciesBark scorpions
Canestriniidae (Berlese, 1884) - 5 Species
Chaetodactylidae (Zakhvatkin, 1941) - 4 Species
Charontidae (Simon, 1892) - 2 Species
Cheliferidae (Risso, 1826) - 13 Species
Chernetidae (Menge, 1855) - 10 Species
Cheyletidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 Species
Chirodiscidae (Trouessart, 1892) - 6 Species
Chthoniidae (Daday, 1888) - 2 Species
Cithaeronidae (Simon, 1893) - 1 SpeciesCithaeronid spiders
Clubionidae (Wagner, 1887) - 1 SpeciesSac spiders
Corinnidae (Karsch, 1880) - 61 SpeciesDark sac spiders
Cosmochthoniidae (Grandjean, 1946) - 1 Species
Ctenidae (Keyserling, 1877) - 30 SpeciesTropical wolf spiders
Cyrtaucheniidae (Simon, 1892) - 5 SpeciesWafer trapdoor spiders
Daesiidae (Kraepelin, 1899) - 7 Species
Deinopidae (C. L. Koch, 1850) - 2 SpeciesNet-casting spiders
Deraiophoridae (Trägårdh, 1952) - 1 Species
Dermoglyphidae (Mégnin & Trouessart, 1884) - 1 Species
Dictynidae (O. P-cambridge, 1871) - 6 SpeciesDictynid spiders
Diptilomiopidae (Boczek, 1964) - 4 Species
Eresidae (C. L. Koch, 1851) - 3 SpeciesVelvet spiders
Eriophyidae (Nalepa, 1898) - 2 SpeciesGall mites
Erythraeidae (Oudemans, 1902) - 3 Species
Eukoeneniidae (Condé, 1965) - 3 Species
Eustathiidae (Oudemans, 1905) - 2 Species
Falculiferidae (Oudemans, 1905) - 2 Species
Feaellidae (Ellingsen, 1906) - 1 Species
Filistatidae (Ausserer, 1867) - 1 SpeciesCrevice weavers
Gabuciniidae (Gaud & Atyeo, 1975) - 4 Species
Galeodidae (Sundevall, 1833) - 11 Species
Galumnellidae (Piffl, 1970) - 1 Species
Galumnidae (Jacot, 1925) - 2 Species
Gastronyssidae (Fain, 1956) - 1 Species
Geogarypidae (Chamberlin, 1930) - 1 Species
Glycyphagidae (De Geer, 1778) - 1 Species
Gnaphosidae (Pocock, 1898) - 39 SpeciesFlat-bellied ground spiders
Hahniidae (Bertkau, 1878) - 5 SpeciesDwarf sheet spiders
Haplozetidae (Grandjean, 1936) - 1 Species
Harpyrhynchidae (Dubinin, 1957) - 2 Species
Hemisarcoptidae (Oudemans, 1904) - 1 Species
Hersiliidae (Thorell, 1870) - 12 SpeciesTree trunk spiders
Heterozerconidae (Berlese, 1892) - 1 Species
Hormuridae (Laurie, 1896) - 2 Species
Hubbardiidae (Cook, 1899) - 4 SpeciesHubbardiid shorttailed whipscorpions
Hydrachnidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 Species
Hydrozetidae (Grandjean, 1954) - 1 Species
Hydryphantidae (Piersig, 1896) - 3 Species
Hygrobatidae (Koch, 1842) - 9 Species
Idiopidae (Simon, 1892) - 2 SpeciesTrapdoor Spiders
Ixodidae (C. L. Koch, 1844) - 15 SpeciesHard ticks
Knemidokoptidae (Lavoipierre & Griffiths, 1951) -> Knemidokoptinae - 1 Species
Laelapidae (Berlese, 1892) - 10 Species
Laminosioptidae (Vitzthum, 1931) - 1 Species
Lardoglyphidae (Oudemans, 1927) - 1 Species
Lebertiidae (Thor, 1900) - 1 Species
Limnesiidae (Thor, 1900) - 11 Species
Limnocharidae (Grube, 1859) - 2 Species
Linyphiidae (Blackwall, 1859) - 31 SpeciesDwarf spiders
Liochelidae (Fet & Bechley, 2001) - 4 SpeciesRockloving scorpions
Liocranidae (Simon, 1897) - 1 SpeciesLiocranid sac spiders
Listrophoridae (Mégnin & Trouessart, 1884) - 3 Species
Lohmanniidae (Berlese, 1916) - 1 Species
Lycosidae (Lehtinen & Hippa, 1979) - 37 SpeciesWolf spiders
Macronyssidae (Oudemans, 1936) - 2 Species
Malaconothridae (Berlese, 1916) - 1 Species
Mesoplophoridae (Ewing, 1917) - 1 Species
Microtrombidiidae (Womersley, 1936) - 2 SpeciesMicro velvet mites
Mideopsidae (Koenike, 1910) - 9 Species
Mimetidae (Simon, 1881) - 2 SpeciesPirate spiders
Miturgidae (Simon, 1885) - 9 SpeciesLong-legged sac spiders
Momoniidae (Viets, 1926) - 1 Species
Myobiidae (Megnin, 1877) - 8 Species
Nanhermanniidae (Sellnick, 1928) - 1 Species
Nenteriidae (Hirschmann, 1979) - 2 Species
Nothridae (Berlese, 1896) - 4 Species
Oecobiidae (Blackwall, 1862) - 4 SpeciesDisc web spiders
Olpiidae (Banks, 1895) - 7 Species
Oonopidae (Simon, 1890) - 30 SpeciesDwarf hunting spiders
Oplitidae (Johnston, 1968) - 1 Species
Oppiidae (Sellnick, 1937) - 8 Species
Oribatulidae (Thor, 1929) - 2 Species
Oribotritiidae (Grandjean, 1954) - 1 Species
Oxidae (Viets, 1926) - 3 Species
Oxyopidae (Thorell, 1870) - 16 SpeciesLynx spiders
Palpimanidae (Thorell, 1870) - 9 SpeciesPalp-footed spiders
Paracharontidae (Weygoldt, 1996) - 1 Species
Parasitidae (Oudemans, 1901) - 1 Species
Passalozetidae (Grandjean, 1954) - 1 Species
Phalangiidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 Species
Philodromidae (Thorell, 1870) - 18 SpeciesPhilodromid crab spiders
Pholcidae (C. L. Koch, 1851) - 40 SpeciesDaddy long-legs spiders
Phrynichidae (Simon, 1892) - 2 Species
Phrynidae (Blanchard, 1852) - 1 Species
Phytoseiidae (Berlese, 1916) - 4 Species
Pionidae (Thor, 1900) - 5 Species
Pisauridae (Simon, 1890) - 13 SpeciesNursery web spiders
Podapolipidae (Husband, 1990) - 1 Species
Polyaspididae (Berlese, 1913) - 1 Species
Proctophyllodidae (Trouessart & Mégnin, 1884) - 1 Species
Prodidomidae (Simon, 1882) - 3 SpeciesLong-spinneret ground spiders
Protoribatidae (J. & P. Balogh, 1984) - 1 Species
Psoroptidae (Hering, 1838) - 1 SpeciesScab mites
Psoroptoididae (Gaud, 1958) - 2 Species
Pterolichidae (Trouessart, 1899) - 1 Species
Pteronyssidae (Oudemans, 1941) - 2 Species
Pyramidopidae (Starega, 1992) - 14 Species
Pyroglyphidae (Cunliffe, 1958) - 2 Species
Rhagodidae (Pocock, 1897) - 1 Species
Rhinonyssidae (Trouessart, 1895) - 1 Species
Ricinoididae (Ewing, 1929) - 9 SpeciesHooded tickspiders
Salticidae (Blackwall, 1842) - 276 SpeciesJumping spiders
Sarcoptidae (Megnin, 1877) - 5 SpeciesItch mites
Scheloribatidae (Jacot, 1935) - 8 Species
Sclerosomatidae (Simon, 1879) - 2 Species
Scorpionidae (Pierre André Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesLargeclaw scorpions
Scutacaridae (Paoli, 1911) - 1 Species
Scytodidae (Blackwall, 1864) - 8 SpeciesSpitting spiders
Segestriidae (Simon, 1893) - 1 SpeciesTubeweb spiders
Selenopidae (Simon, 1897) - 6 SpeciesWall spiders
Sicariidae (Keyserling, 1880) - 5 SpeciesRecluse spiders
Solpugidae (Leach, 1815) - 9 Species
Sparassidae (Bertkau, 1872) - 18 SpeciesHuntsman spiders
Sphaerochthoniidae (Grandjean, 1947) - 1 Species
Spinturnicidae (Oudemans, 1902) - 1 Species
Steganacaridae (NiedbaÅa, 1986) -> Phthiracaridae - 1 Species
Stigmaeidae (Wood, 1967) - 2 Species
Stygnidae (Simon, 1879) - 1 Species
Suctobelbidae (Jacot, 1938) - 1 Species
Suidasiidae (Hughes, 1948) - 1 Species
Syarinidae (Chamberlin, 1930) - 3 Species
Symphytognathidae (Hickman, 1931) - 1 SpeciesDwarf orb-weavers
Syringobiidae (Trouessart, 1897) - 2 Species
Syringophilidae (Lavoipierre, 1953) - 10 Species
Tarsonemidae (Kramer, 1877) - 5 SpeciesWhite mites
Telemidae (Fage, 1913) - 2 SpeciesLong-legged cave spiders
Tenuipalpidae (Berlese, 1913) - 1 SpeciesFalse spider mites
Teratothyadidae (Viets, 1929) - 2 Species
Tetragnathidae (Menge, 1866) - 32 SpeciesLong jawed orb-weavers
Tetranychidae (Donnadieu, 1875) - 44 SpeciesSpider mites
Thelyphonidae (Lucas, 1835) - 3 Species
Theraphosidae (Thorell, 1870) - 18 SpeciesTarantulas
Theridiidae (Sundevall, 1833) - 29 SpeciesCobweb spiders
Thomisidae (Sundevall, 1833) - 85 SpeciesCrab spiders
Thysanocercidae (Atyeo & Peterson, 1972) - 1 Species
Torrenticolidae (Thor, 1902) - 17 SpeciesTorrent Mites
Trachytidae (Tragärdh, 1938) - 1 Species
Trachyuropodidae (Kramer, 1881) - 7 Species
Trematuridae (Berlese, 1917) - 44 Species
Tridenchthoniidae (Balzan, 1892) - 4 Species
Trionyxellidae (Roewer, 1912) - 2 Species
Trombidiidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesBeer Bahuti
Trouessartiidae (Gaud, 1957) - 1 Species
Turbinoptidae (Fain, 1957) - 1 Species
Uloboridae (Thorell, 1869) - 8 SpeciesHackled orb-weaver
Unionicolidae (Oudemans, 1909) - 19 Species
Urodinychidae (Berlese, 1917) - 2 Species
Uropodidae (Kramer, 1881) - 8 Species
Withiidae (Chamberlin, 1931) - 9 Species
Zodariidae (Thorell, 1881) - 13 SpeciesZodariid ground spiders
Zorocratidae (Dahl, 1913) - 1 SpeciesZorocratid spiders
181 Families with 1703 Species in West Africa
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Taxonomy
ClassArachnida
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AuthorLamarck, 1801

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