Family: Tetragnathidae Menge, 1866 []
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N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Metidae Simon, 1894 by Heimer & Nentwig, 1982: 292 and Levi, 1986a: 93 (although not by Wunderlich, 1986: 115); Metidae/Metinae is preoccupied in the Copepoda and emened to Metainae by ICZN, 2013 (Opinion 2326); see note under Araneidae regarding the placement of nephilines; includes taxa placed by Forster & Forster, 1999: 166 in the "Nanometidae" (see Álvarez-Padilla & Hormiga, 2011: 802); some genera considered members of the Zygiellidae by Wunderlich, 2004f.
Status: accepted
Last updated: 2021-12-19
Described in
Menge, 1866: 90
Number of valid genera: 46
Number of valid species: 982

Menge, A. (1866). Preussische Spinnen. Erste Abtheilung. Schriften der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Danzig (N.F.) 1: 1-152. download pdf

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