Family: Lycosidae Sundevall, 1833 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0100]
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N.B.: According to Brignoli, 1983c: 432, "Guy (1966, 1969) has proposed many synonymies and has downgraded many genera to subgenus rank; as this author based his conclusions more on nomenclature than on the study of material (or even of the original descriptions)", Platnick (WSC 15.0) did not accept Guy's conclusions; the changes by Guy, 1966 are noted (except where more recent work has superseded them); Guy, 1969 is merely a literature compilation that reflects those changes and is not cited separately. Several genera of Lycosidae have been found not to be monophyletic (Murphy et al., 2006). Piacentini & Ramírez, 2019: 233-237 confirm ten valid subfamilies of Lycosidae: Venoniinae Lehtinen & Hippa, 1979, Zoicinae Lehtinen & Hippa, 1979 (= Piratinae Zyuzin, 1993), Evippinae Zyuzin, 1985, Sosippinae Dondale, 1986 (= Hygrolycosinae He & Song, 1996), Artoriinae Framenau, 2007, Tricassinae Alderweireldt & Jocqué, 1993 (= Arctosinae He & Song, 1996), Hippasinae Simon, 1898, Allocosinae Dondale, 1986, Pardosinae Simon, 1898 (= Wadicosinae Zyuzin, 1985) and Lycosinae Sundevall, 1833.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2022-12-05
Described in
Sundevall, 1833b: 23
Counts
Number of valid genera: 127
Number of valid species: 2451
Reference

Sundevall, C. J. (1833b). Conspectus Arachnidum. C. F. Berling, Londini Gothorum [= Lund], pp. 1-39. download pdf

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