Trapdoor spiders (superfamily Ctenizoidea, family Ctenizidae) are medium-sized mygalomorph spiders that construct burrows with a cork-like trapdoor made of soil, vegetation and silk. Some similar species are also called trapdoor spiders, such as the Liphistiidae, Barychelidae, Cyrtaucheniidae and some Idiopidae and Nemesiidae. Some Conothele species do not build a burrow, but construct a silken tube with trapdoor in bark crevices.
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... The Sydney brown trapdoor spider (Misgolas rapax) is a Trapdoor spider found primarily around Sydney, Australia ... It is usually shy and retiring and is often confused with the Sydney funnel-web spider, which is one of the most venomous spiders in the world ...
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