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Wikipedia Abstract

The order Ricinulei is a group of arachnids known as hooded tickspiders, though they are not true spiders. Like most arachnids, they are predatory, eating small arthropods. In older works they are sometimes referred to as Podogona. As of December 2011, 58 extant species of ricinuleids have been described worldwide, all in the single family Ricinoididae. They occur today in west-central Africa (Ricinoides) and the Neotropical region (Cryptocellus and Pseudocellus). In addition to the three living genera, there are two families and four genera containing fossil species.
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Poliocheridae (1)
Ricinoididae (61)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0