Family: Nephilidae Simon, 1894 []
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N.B.: elevated to family level and relimited by Kuntner, 2006: 24, both actions regarded as dubious by Dimitrov & Hormiga, 2009: 21 (see also Álvarez-Padilla et al., 2009), re-synonymized with Araneidae by Dimitrov et al., 2017: 244 (already assumed by Murphy & Roberts, 2015: ix); elevated to family again by Kuntner et al., 2019: 563 and confirmed by Kuntner et al., 2023: 970; downgraded to subfamily by Scharff et al., 2020, Kallal et al., 2020 and Hormiga et al., 2023: 803.
Status: synonym
Last updated: 2024-02-08
Described in
Simon, 1894a: 744
Number of valid genera: n/a
Number of valid species: n/a

Simon, E. (1894a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 489-760. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf

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2024-02-08 Family updated New status (Old value)
2023-08-08 Family updated New status (Old value)
2017-05-08 Family updated New status (Old value)