Family: Araneidae Clerck, 1757 []
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N.B.: Family name and authorship as per ICZN, 2009 Opinion 2224. Monophyly of the family confirmed by Kallal et al., 2018: 138. Some genera considered members of the Zygiellidae by Wunderlich, 2004f; Nephilinae elevated to family level and relimited by Kuntner, 2006: 24, re-synonymized with Araneidae by Dimitrov et al., 2017: 244; Arkyinae L. Koch, 1872 (genera Arkys Walckenaer, 1837 and Demadiana Strand, 1929) elevated to Arkyidae by Dimitrov et al., 2017: 244.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2019-05-23
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Clerck, 1757: 1
Number of valid genera: 175
Number of valid species: 3101

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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