Family: Araneidae Clerck, 1757 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0102]
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N.B.: Family name and authorship as per ICZN, 2009 Opinion 2224. Arkyinae L. Koch, 1872 (genera Arkys Walckenaer, 1837 and Demadiana Strand, 1929) elevated to Arkyidae by Dimitrov et al., 2017: 244. Monophyly of Araneidae confirmed by Kallal et al., 2018: 138. Nephilinae Simon, 1894 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0111] elevated to family and relimited by Kuntner, 2006: 24, re-synonymized with Araneidae by Dimitrov et al., 2017: 244. Nephilinae and Phonognathinae Simon, 1894 (Simon, 1894a: 746 as Phonognatheae), valid name for Zygiellidae Simon, 1929 sensu Wunderlich, 2004f, elevated to family by Kuntner et al., 2019: 563; this is not yet adopted here because of stability (cf. Scharff et al., 2019 and Kallal et al., 2019). Members of the Phonognathidae (currently Phonognathinae) are Artifex, Deliochus, Leviellus, Phonognatha and Zygiella (Kuntner et al., 2019: 563) and members of the Nephilidae (currently Nephilinae) are Clitaetra, Herennia, Indoetra, Nephila, Nephilengys, Nephilingis and Trichonephila (Kuntner et al., 2019: 557).
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2019-09-17
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Clerck, 1757: 1
Counts
Number of valid genera: 176
Number of valid species: 3070
Reference

Clerck, C. (1757). Svenska spindlar, uti sina hufvud-slågter indelte samt under några och sextio särskildte arter beskrefne och med illuminerade figurer uplyste. Stockholmiae, 154 pp. download pdf

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