Family: Liphistiidae Thorell, 1869 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0001]
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N.B.: this spelling (not Lipistiidae) on Official List of Family and Generic Names in Zoology; considered a senior synonym of Heptathelidae Kishida, 1923: 242 by Raven, 1985a: 16; Heptathelidae revalidated by Li, 2022: 72 (which include all former liphistiid genera, with exception of Liphistius); Breitling, 2022a: 3 re-united both families, but this is not followed here, as he omitted younger splittings of other families (e.g. Selden & Penney, 2010: 184) and the age of splitting is no sufficient reason to re-unite the families.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2022-09-28
Described in
Thorell, 1869: 43
Counts
Number of valid genera: 1
Number of valid species: 67
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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