Family: Toxopidae Hickman, 1940 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0125]
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N.B. Separation of Toxopidae from Desidae (genera Gasparia, Gohia, Hapona, Hulua, Laestrygones, Lamina, Myro, Neomyro, Ommatauxesis, Otagoa and Toxops) by Wheeler et al., 2017: 608-609. For former comments on the status of Toxops and related taxa see Jocqué, 1994b: 283. Toxopidae is divided in two subfamilies (Wheeler et al., 2017: 609): Toxopinae (Hapona, Jamara, Laestrygones, Lamina, Midgee, Toxops and Toxopsoides) and Myroinae (Gasparia, Gohia, Hulua, Neomyro, Myro, Ommatauxesis and Otagoa); Midgeeinae Davies, 1995 (Midgee and Jamara) are transferred from Amaurobiidae and synonymized with Toxopinae.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2017-11-14
Described in
Hickman, 1940: 125
Counts
Number of valid genera: 13
Number of valid species: 78
Reference

Hickman, V. V. (1940). The Toxopidae, a new family of spiders. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1939: 125-130. download pdf

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Date Type Reference Detail
2017-11-13 New family inserted Hickman, 1940 n/a