Family: Amaurobiidae Thorell, 1869 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0043]
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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 Jocqué, 2001 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0106] syn. nov. (genus Chumma) [not accepted by Jocqué & 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: 2022-11-26
Described in
Thorell, 1869: 45
Counts
Number of valid genera: 50
Number of valid species: 286
Reference

Thorell, T. (1869). On European spiders. Review of the European genera of spiders, preceded by some observations on zoological nomenclature [first part]. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis (3) 7(5): 1-108. [incl. pp. 109-242 from 1870] download pdf

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