Family: Dictynidae O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 []
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N.B.: Blabomma and Yorima are transferred from Dictynidae to Cybaeidae by Wheeler et al., 2017: 606. Argyroneta is transferred from Cybaeidae to Dictynidae and Cicurina (as well as Chorizomma and Mastigusa, which are not explicitely listed by Wheeler et al., 2017) from Dictynidae to Hahniidae by Wheeler et al., 2017: 607. Re-separation of Argyronetidae (Murphy & Roberts, 2015: viii, with the single genus Argyroneta) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here. Considering the low bootstrap values of dichotomies in the families Agelenidae, Cybaidae, Hahniidae, Toxopidae and Dictynidae (see Wheeler et al., 2017) the proposed positon of Argyroneta is far from certain. We reflect the transfer here, but stating that the valid family name would be by priority Argyronetidae Thorell, 1870. We suggest to wait for a stable family placement before a nomenclatorial action at the family name level is done.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2018-10-16
Described in
O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871e: 213
Number of valid genera: 52
Number of valid species: 469

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1871e). Arachnida. The Zoological Record 7: 207-224. download pdf

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