Family: Nicodamidae Simon,1897 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0045] Detail
N.B.: Considered a senior synonym of Megadictynidae Lehtinen, 1967: 247 by Forster, 1970b: 177; re-separation of Megadictynidae (Murphy & Roberts, 2015: ix), with the genera Megadictyna (from Nicodamidae) and Forstertyna (from Desidae), not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here. Assigned to Amaurobioidea by Harvey, 1995: 285.
In synonymy:
Ihurakius Marples, 1959 = Megadictyna Dahl, 1906 (Lehtinen, 1967: 240)
Gen. Ambicodamus Harvey, 1995 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:02078] Detail
A. Harvey, 1995: 313, type A. marae Harvey, 1995.
Ambicodamus audax Harvey, 1995 | m f | Eastern Australia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023217]
Ambicodamus audax Harvey, 1995: 324, f. 62-67 (Dmf).
Ambicodamus crinitus (L. Koch, 1872) | m f | New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023218]
Theridion crinitum L. Koch, 1872a: 271, pl. 22, f. 8 (Df).
Ambicodamus crinitus Harvey, 1995: 333, f. 88-93 (Tf from Theridion, Dm).
Ambicodamus dale Harvey, 1995 | m | Queensland     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023219]
Ambicodamus dale Harvey, 1995: 326, f. 68-71 (Dm).
Ambicodamus darlingtoni Harvey, 1995 | m | New South Wales     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023220]
Ambicodamus darlingtoni Harvey, 1995: 337, f. 100-103 (Dm).
Ambicodamus emu Harvey, 1995 | m | Queensland     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023221]
Ambicodamus emu Harvey, 1995: 327, f. 72-75 (Dm).
Ambicodamus kochi Harvey, 1995 | m f | Western Australia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023222]
Ambicodamus kochi Harvey, 1995: 322, f. 16, 56-61 (Dmf).
Ambicodamus leei Harvey, 1995 | m f | South Australia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023223]
Ambicodamus leei Harvey, 1995: 329, f. 76-81 (Dmf).
Ambicodamus marae Harvey, 1995 * | m f | Western Australia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023224]
Ambicodamus marae Harvey, 1995: 315, f. 3-14, 17-18, 42-49 (Dmf).
Ambicodamus sororius Harvey, 1995 | m f | Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023225]
Nicodamus semiflavus Levi & Levi, 1962: 66, f. 333-334 (m, misidentified).
Ambicodamus sororius Harvey, 1995: 319, f. 50-55 (Dmf).
Ambicodamus southwelli Harvey, 1995 | m f | New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023226]
Ambicodamus southwelli Harvey, 1995: 331, f. 82-87 (Dmf).
Ambicodamus urbanus Harvey, 1995 | m f | New South Wales     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023227]
Ambicodamus urbanus Harvey, 1995: 335, f. 94-99 (Dmf).
Gen. Dimidamus Harvey, 1995 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:02079] Detail
D. Harvey, 1995: 346, type Nicodamus dimidiatus Simon, 1897.
Dimidamus arau Harvey, 1995 | m f | New Guinea     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023228]
Dimidamus arau Harvey, 1995: 352, f. 135-141 (Dmf).
Dimidamus dimidiatus (Simon, 1897) * | m f | Queensland, New South Wales     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023229]
Nicodamus dimidiatus Simon, 1897c: 15 (Dmf).
Nicodamus dimidiatus Simon, 1898a: 223, f. 213 (m).
Dimidamus dimidiatus Harvey, 1995: 348, f. 125-130, 158 (Tmf from Nicodamus).
Dimidamus enaro Harvey, 1995 | m f | New Guinea     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023230]
Dimidamus enaro Harvey, 1995: 356, f. 148-153, 160 (Dmf).
Dimidamus leopoldi (Roewer, 1938) | m f | New Guinea     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023231]
Nicodamus leopoldi Roewer, 1938: 23, f. 12-14 (Dmf).
Nicodamus leopoldi Chrysanthus, 1975: 39, f. 144-148 (mf).
Dimidamus leopoldi Harvey, 1995: 354, f. 142-147, 159 (Tmf from Nicodamus).
Dimidamus sero Harvey, 1995 | m | New Guinea     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023232]
Dimidamus sero Harvey, 1995: 358, f. 154-157, 161 (Dm).
Dimidamus simoni Harvey, 1995 | m | Victoria     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023233]
Dimidamus simoni Harvey, 1995: 351, f. 131-134 (Dm).
Gen. Durodamus Harvey, 1995 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:02080] Detail
D. Harvey, 1995: 310, type D. yeni Harvey, 1995.
Durodamus yeni Harvey, 1995 * | m f | Queensland, Victoria, South Australia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023234]
Durodamus yeni Harvey, 1995: 310, f. 32-37 (Dmf).
Gen. Forstertyna Harvey, 1995 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:02081] Detail
F. Harvey, 1995: 381, type Megadictyna marplesi Forster, 1970.
N.B.: Transfer to Megadictynidae Lehtinen, 1967 stat. nov. (Murphy & Roberts, 2015: ix) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here.
Forstertyna marplesi (Forster, 1970) * | m f | New Zealand     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023235]
Megadictyna marplesi Forster, 1970b: 181, f. 531-534 (Dmf).
Forstertyna marplesi Harvey, 1995: 382, f. 199-200 (Tf from Megadictyna; N.B.: m of Forster, 1970 =Megadictyna thilenii).
Gen. Litodamus Harvey, 1995 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:02082] Detail
L. Harvey, 1995: 338, type L. hickmani Harvey, 1995.
Litodamus collinus Harvey, 1995 | m f | Tasmania     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023236]
Litodamus collinus Harvey, 1995: 344, f. 117-122 (Dmf).
Litodamus hickmani Harvey, 1995 * | m f | Tasmania     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023237]
Nicodamus bicolor Hickman, 1967: 74, f. 132-134 (mf, misidentified).
Nicodamus bicolor Forster, 1970b: 177, f. 506-513 (mf, misidentified).
Litodamus hickmani Harvey, 1995: 340, f. 105-110 (Dmf).
Litodamus olga Harvey, 1995 | m f | Tasmania     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023238]
Litodamus olga Harvey, 1995: 342, f. 111-116 (Dmf).
Gen. Megadictyna Dahl, 1906 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:02083] Detail
N.B.: Considered a senior synonym of Ihurakius Marples, 1959: 359, type I. forsteri Marples, 1959 (= M. thilenii Dahl, 1906) and transferred from the Dictynidae to the Megadictynidae by Lehtinen, 1967: 247. Transfer to Megadictynidae Lehtinen, 1967 stat. nov. (Murphy & Roberts, 2015: ix) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here.
Transferred to other genera:
Megadictyna marplesi Forster, 1970 -- see Forstertyna
In synonymy:
Megadictyna forsteri (Marples, 1959) = Megadictyna thilenii Dahl, 1906 (Forster in Lehtinen, 1967: 240).
Megadictyna thilenii Dahl, 1906 * | m f | New Zealand     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023239]
Megadictyna thilenii Dahl, 1906b: 62 (Df),.
Ihurakius forsteri Marples, 1959b: 359, f. III.2-3 (Dmf).
Megadictyna thileniusi Lehtinen, 1967: 240, f. 18 (f, S).
Megadictyna thileniusi Forster, 1970b: 178, f. 20, 505, 518-530 (mf).
Megadictyna thileniusi Coddington, 1990: 10, f. 31 (m).
Megadictyna thilenii Harvey, 1995: 378, f. 193-198 (mf; N.B.: Bonnet's emendation to thileniusi considered invalid).
Megadictyna thilenii Griswold et al., 2005: 32, f. 171A-C (m).
Megadictyna thilenii Paquin, Vink & Dupérré, 2010: 63, f. 35.1-4 (mf).
Megadictyna thilenii Polotow, Carmichael & Griswold, 2015: 142, f. 10D, 13A (m).
Gen. Nicodamus Simon, 1887 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:02084] Detail
N.B.: transferred here from the Theridiidae by Forster, 1970b: 177.
Transferred to other genera:
Nicodamus bidens (Karsch, 1878) -- see Oncodamus
Nicodamus dimidiatus Simon, 1897 -- see Dimidamus
Nicodamus leopoldi Roewer, 1938 -- see Dimidamus
Nicodamus nodatus (Karsch, 1878) -- see Novodamus
In synonymy:
Nicodamus bicolor (L. Koch, 1871) = Nicodamus peregrinus (Walckenaer, 1841) (Harvey, 1995: 300).
Nicodamus semiflavus (L. Koch, 1865) = Nicodamus peregrinus (Walckenaer, 1841) (Harvey, 1995: 300).
Nicodamus tarandus (Thorell, 1890) = Nicodamus peregrinus (Walckenaer, 1841) (Harvey, 1995: 300).
Nicodamus mainae Harvey, 1995 | m f | Western Australia, South Australia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023240]
Nicodamus mainae Harvey, 1995: 304, f. 15, 26-31 (Dmf).
Nicodamus mainae Griswold et al., 2005: 32, f. 172A-D (m).
Nicodamus mainae Jocqué & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2006: 184, f. 69b-i (mf).
Nicodamus mainae Ramírez, 2014: 212, f. 140A, 170E (mf).
Nicodamus peregrinus (Walckenaer, 1841) * | m f | Eastern Australia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023241]
Theridion peregrinum Walckenaer, 1841: 297 (Dm).
Theridium semiflavum L. Koch, 1865: 858 (Df).
Centropelma bicolor L. Koch, 1872a: 246, pl. 20, f. 5-6 (Dmf).
Theridium semiflavum L. Koch, 1872a: 259, pl. 21, f. 6-7 (f, Dm).
Centropelma peregrina Keyserling, 1884a: 97, pl. 5, f. 64 (m).
Nicodamus bicolor Simon, 1887d: 194.
Ozaleus tarandus Thorell, 1890a: 294 (Dmf).
Nicodamus peregrinus Simon, 1898a: 223, f. 210-212.
Nicodamus bicolor Simon, 1898a: 224, f. 214 (m).
Nicodamus bicolor Butler, 1933: 287, pl. 17, f. 3.
Nicodamus bicolor Coddington, 1990: 10, f. 30 (m).
Nicodamus peregrinus Harvey, 1995: 300, f. 19-24 (m, Sf).
Gen. Novodamus Harvey, 1995 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:02085] Detail
N. Harvey, 1995: 359, type Nicodamus nodatus (Karsch, 1878).
In synonymy:
Novodamus melanozanthus (Urquhart, 1893, T from Linyphia) = Novodamus nodatus (Karsch, 1878) (Harvey, 1995: 361).
Novodamus nodatus (Karsch, 1878) * | m f | New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023242]
Centropelma nodata Karsch, 1878c: 815 (Dm).
Linyphia melanozantha Urquhart, 1893b: 103 (Dmf).
Novodamus nodatus Harvey, 1995: 361, f. 164-170 (Tm from Nicodamus, Df, S).
Novodamus supernus Harvey, 1995 | m f | New South Wales     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023243]
Novodamus supernus Harvey, 1995: 365, f. 171-177 (Dmf).
Gen. Oncodamus Harvey, 1995 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:02086] Detail
O. Harvey, 1995: 367, type Nicodamus bidens (Karsch, 1878).
Oncodamus bidens (Karsch, 1878) * | m f | New South Wales     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023244]
Centropelma bidens Karsch, 1878c: 815 (Dm).
Oncodamus bidens Harvey, 1995: 367, f. 178-183 (Tm from Nicodamus, Df).
Oncodamus decipiens Harvey, 1995 | m f | Queensland, New South Wales     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:023245]
Oncodamus decipiens Harvey, 1995: 371, f. 162, 186-191 (Dmf).
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