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Mahura
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Agelenidae
Genus: Mahura
Forster & Wilton, 1973
Type species
M. turris Forster & Wilton, 1973
Species

18, see text

Mahura is a genus of South Pacific funnel weavers first described by Raymond Robert Forster & C. L. Wilton in 1973 and known only from New Zealand. They are fairly common, though small spiders, ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 millimetres (0.059 to 0.138 in) long.

Species

As of April 2019 it contains eighteen species:

  • Mahura accola Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura bainhamensis Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura boara Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura crypta Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura detrita Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura hinua Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura musca Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura rubella Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura rufula Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura scuta Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura sorenseni Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura southgatei Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura spinosa Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura spinosoides Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura takahea Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura tarsa Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura turris Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
  • Mahura vella Forster & Wilton, 1973 — New Zealand
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