Family: Cybaeidae Banks, 1892 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0038]
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N.B.: Traditionally considered a subfamily of Agelenidae, placed as a subfamily of Dictynidae by Lehtinen, 1967 and elevated to family by Forster, 1970b: 13. After Wheeler et al., 2017: 606 Cybaeidae includes Cryphoecinae Lehtinen, 1967 syn. nov. [authorship correctly Simon, 1898a: 250, sub Cryphoeceae; also Cryphoecini Kishida, 1955: 6 is older] (genera Cryphoeca, Calymmaria, Ethobuella and Willisus as well as Cryphoecina, Dirksia, Neocryphoeca and Tuberta, which are not explicitely listed by Wheeler et al., 2017; all transferred from Hahniidae) and the genera Blabomma and Yorima (transferred from Dictynidae); futhermore Wheeler et al., 2017: 607 transfer Argyroneta (monotypic in Argyronetinae Thorell, 1870) to Dictynidae. Transfer of Blabomma, Cryphoeca and Tuberta to Cicurinidae Murphy & Roberts, 2015 [oldest available name is Cicurininae Kishida, 1955: 4] (Murphy & Roberts, 2015: viii) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here. Cybaeidae were considered a synonym of Argyronetidae Thorell, 1870 by Grothendieck & Kraus, 1994: 272.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2018-09-10
Described in
Banks, 1892d: 95
Counts
Number of valid genera: 19
Number of valid species: 259
Reference

Banks, N. (1892d). A classification of North American spiders. The Canadian Entomologist 24: 88-97. download pdf

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