Family: Nephilidae Simon, 1894 []
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N.B.: Elevated to family level and relimited by Kuntner, 2006: 24, both actions regarded as dubious by Dimitrov & Hormiga, 2009: 21 (see also Álvarez-Padilla et al., 2009). Synonymy with Araneidae (Murphy & Roberts, 2015: ix) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2017-04-16
Described in
Simon, 1894a: 744
Number of valid genera: 5
Number of valid species: 61

Simon, E. (1894a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Paris 1, 489-760. download pdf

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