Missulena

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Missulena

one of the genera of venomous trapdoor spiders.
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The 39-year-old says he was bitten by a mouse spider and suffered an allergic reaction.
I know it was a mouse spider because when I felt it bite me, I threw my dressing gown to the floor, and I saw it crawl out of the sleeve.
Paul Thomasson says his back went "red hot" and was covered in hives moments after he was bitten by the mouse spider
It's intoxicatingly fascinating in the space of 250 years, all of that city [Sydney] has been created - yet it was begun by the people that we're playing," says Describing the Banished shoot as ' I had a leech attached to me, I ate a Witchetty grub, and one of the 'crew got bitten by a mouse spider.
He said: "I can't be absolutely sure of its identification but it looks very much like Scotophaeus blackwalli - sometimes known as the mouse spider.
Some of the deadliest groups among them are to be found in Australia, where the funnel-web spiders and mouse spiders are particularly notorious.
The Australian funnel-web spiders belong to the family Atracinae, while the eastern Australian mouse spiders are from the Actinopodidae family.
And that showed them the close relation between the Australian funnel-web and mouse spiders, even though they couldn't determine when it was that the two diverged from a common ancestor.
The Australian spider fauna has been divided into 15 different common name groups--Orb-weavers, Swift spiders, Net-casting spiders, House spiders, Slender sac spiders, Ground spiders, White Tails, Prowlers, Jumpers, Redback spiders and relatives, Crab spiders, Mouse spiders, Australian Funnelwebs, Spiny Trapdoors and finally Australian Tarantulas.