Mygale cancerides
Mygale Myg"a*le, prop. n. [L., a field mouse, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of very large hairy spiders of the family {Ctenizidae}, having four lungs and only four spinnerets. They do not spin webs, but usually construct tubes in the earth, which are often furnished with a trapdoor. The South American bird spider ({Mygale avicularia}), and the crab spider, or matoutou ({Mygale cancerides}) are among the largest species. They are also called {trapdoor spiders}. Some of the species are erroneously called tarantulas, as the Texas tarantula ({Mygale Hentzii}). [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Mygale — Myg a*le, prop. n. [L., a field mouse, Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of very large hairy spiders of the family {Ctenizidae}, having four lungs and only four spinnerets. They do not spin webs, but usually construct tubes in the earth, which are often …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mygale avicularia — Mygale Myg a*le, prop. n. [L., a field mouse, Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of very large hairy spiders of the family {Ctenizidae}, having four lungs and only four spinnerets. They do not spin webs, but usually construct tubes in the earth, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mygale Hentzii — Mygale Myg a*le, prop. n. [L., a field mouse, Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of very large hairy spiders of the family {Ctenizidae}, having four lungs and only four spinnerets. They do not spin webs, but usually construct tubes in the earth, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Phormictopus cancerides — Taxobox name = Hispaniolan Giant Tarantula image caption = Adult female image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Arachnida ordo = Araneae subordo = Mygalomorphae familia = Theraphosidae genus = Phormictopus species = P …   Wikipedia

  • trapdoor spiders — Mygale Myg a*le, prop. n. [L., a field mouse, Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of very large hairy spiders of the family {Ctenizidae}, having four lungs and only four spinnerets. They do not spin webs, but usually construct tubes in the earth, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phormictopus — Taxobox name = Phormictopus image caption = female P. cancerides image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Arachnida ordo = Araneae subordo = Mygalomorphae familia = Theraphosidae subfamilia = Theraphosinae genus =… …   Wikipedia

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