Family: Tetragnathidae Menge, 1866 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0032]
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N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Metidae by Heimer & Nentwig, 1982: 292 and Levi, 1986a: 93 (although not by Wunderlich, 1986: 115), but that name is unavailable in any case, as it is preoccupied in the Copepoda; see note under Araneidae regarding the placement of nephilines; includes taxa placed by Forster & Forster, 1999: 166 in the "Nanometidae" (see Álvarez-Padilla & Hormiga, 2011: 802); some genera considered members of the Zygiellidae by Wunderlich, 2004f.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2017-08-11
Described in
Menge, 1866: 90
Counts
Number of valid genera: 49
Number of valid species: 993
Reference

Menge, A. (1866). Preussische Spinnen. Erste Abtheilung. Schriften der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Danzig (N.F.) 1: 1-152. download pdf

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