Family: Amaurobiidae Thorell, 1870 []
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N.B.: See note under Agelenidae regarding placement of Coelotinae. Transfer of the former members of Neolanidae (now part of Stiphidiidae) to Amaurobiidae by Murphy & Roberts, 2015: ix not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here. After Wheeler et al., 2017: 605 Amaurobiidae includes Chummidae JocquƩ, 2001 [] syn. nov. (genus Chumma) [not accepted by JocquƩ & Alderweireldt, 2018: 23], Malenellinae (transferred from Anyphaenidae, genus Malenella) and Tasmarubriinae (transferred from Amphinectidae, genera Tasmarubrius, Tasmabrochus and Teeatta). Pakeha and Paravoca transferred from Amaurobiidae to Cycloctenidae and Bakala, Manjala and Poaka from Amaurobiidae to Desidae by Wheeler et al., 2017: 606.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2021-10-13
Described in
Thorell, 1870b: 121
Number of valid genera: 50
Number of valid species: 283

Thorell, T. (1870b). On European spiders. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis (3) 7: 109-242. download pdf

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2017-11-11 Family updated New status (Old value)