Family: Cybaeidae Banks, 1892 []
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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); furthermore Wheeler et al., 2017: 607 transfer Argyroneta (monotypic in Argyronetinae Thorell, 1870) to Dictynidae; the 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: 2023-04-22
Described in
Banks, 1892d: 95
Number of valid genera: 19
Number of valid species: 291

Banks, N. (1892d). A classification of the North American spiders. The Canadian Entomologist 24(4): 88-97. doi:10.4039/Ent2488-4 download pdf

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