Family: Cheiracanthiidae Wagner, 1887 []
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N.B.: Eutichuridae elevated to family status and relimited by Ramírez, 2014: 340; firstly mentioned as Eutichureae Kishida, 1936d: 37, so Eutichurinae Lehtinen, 1967: 312 is a synonym. Eutichuridae synonymyzed with Cheiracanthiidae Wagner, 1887 (syn. Chiracanthiidae Ono, 2009a: 464) by Ono & Ogata, 2018: 611, contra Ramírez, 2014: 341. The original spelling Cheiracantidae by Wagner, 1887: 105 needs to be emended according to ICZN Art. (correction of the suffix from -dae to -idae) and Art. (correction of the stem from Cheiracanti- to Cheiracanthi-); the correct, available spelling  according to ICZN Art. therefore is Cheiracanthiidae, which according to ICZN Art. 55.4. is not a homonym of the family group name Cheiracanthidae in use in other animal groups. Wagner's name had been in disuse and at some point could have qualified as a nomen oblitum; however, since the resurrection of the name by Marusik & Kovblyuk, 2011: 126, the name has been widely used in the arachnological literature that a retroactive reversal of precedence according to ICZN Art. 23.9. is no longer possible, as the condition of Art. (no use as a valid name after 1899) is no longer fulfilled.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2024-02-13
Described in
Wagner, 1887: 105
Number of valid genera: 14
Number of valid species: 369

Wagner, W. A. (1887). Copulationsorgane des Männchens als Criterium für die Systematik der Spinnen. Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae 22: 3-132, pl. 1-10. download pdf

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Date Type Reference Detail
2018-12-05 Family updated Taxon name corrected (Old value)
2018-11-29 Family updated Kishida, 1936d Author corrected (Old value)
2014-07-25 New family inserted Lehtinen, 1967 n/a