Family: Thomisidae Sundevall, 1833 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0058]
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N.B.: Includes Aphantochilidae as "a subfamily related to the Strophiinae" (Ono, 1988c: 217-218, after Homann, 1975: 184; see also Benjamin, 2011: 8 and Teixeira, Campos & Lise, 2014: 73). Separation of Borboropactidae Wunderlich, 2004 (Wunderlich, 2004m: 1738, Murphy & Roberts, 2015: viii) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here. Lehtinen, 2016 splits the family into five families, i.e. Thomisidae s. str., Borboropactidae Wunderlich, 2004, Stephanopidae O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871, Stiphropidae Simon, 1886 [sub Stiphropodidae; for nomenclatural author and year see Simon, 1886b: 170] and Bomidae Simon, 1886 [for nomenclatural author and year see Simon, 1886b: 173]; because of lack of a phylogenetic analysis and partly unclear limitations this splitting is not accepted.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2017-08-03
Described in
Sundevall, 1833b: 27
Counts
Number of valid genera: 170
Number of valid species: 2154
Reference

Sundevall, C. J. (1833b). Conspectus Arachnidum. Londini Gothorum, pp. 1-39. download pdf

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