Family: Araneidae Clerck, 1757 []
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N.B.: Family name and authorship as per ICZN, 2009 Opinion 2224, after application by Kluge, 2007. 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 [] 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 was not accepted here because of stability ('turned back' by Scharff et al., 2020 and Kallal et al., 2020). 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: 2023-02-02
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Clerck, 1757: 1
Number of valid genera: 188
Number of valid species: 3119

Clerck, C. (1757). Aranei Svecici. Svenska spindlar, uti sina hufvud-slågter indelte samt under några och sextio särskildte arter beskrefne och med illuminerade figurer uplyste. Laurentius Salvius, Stockholmiae [= Stockholm], 154 pp. [date of publication is 18 April 1757, see Breitling, 2022b: 10] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.119890 download pdf

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