Family: Desidae Pocock,1895 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0039] Detail
In synonymy:
Aebutinoides Mello-Leitão, 1943 = Metaltella Mello-Leitão, 1931 (Lehtinen, 1967: 209)
Exlinea Lehtinen, 1967 = Metaltella Mello-Leitão, 1931 (Leech, 1971: 26)
Gen. Metaltella Mello-Leitão, 1931 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01915] Detail
N.B.: Transferred from the Dictynidae to the Amaurobiidae by Lehtinen, 1967, to Amphinectidae by Davies, 1998a: 242 and to Desidae by Wheeler et al., 2017: 606. Considered a senior synonym of Aebutinoides Mello-Leitão, 1943, transferred from the Dictynidae, by Lehtinen, 1967: 209, and of Exlinea Lehtinen, 1967: 234, type Amaurobius rorulentus (Nicolet, 1849) by Leech, 1971: 26. Transfer of Metaltella simoni to Amaurobiidae (Murphy & Roberts, 2015: ix) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here, furthermore is it not the type species of the genus.
In synonymy:
Metaltella argentinensis Mello-Leitão, 1931 = Metaltella iheringi (Keyserling, 1891) (Lehtinen, 1967: 248).
Metaltella biseriata (Tullgren, 1905, T from Auximus=Lathys) = Metaltella simoni (Keyserling, 1878) (Lehtinen, 1967: 248).
Metaltella crispa (Mello-Leitão, 1941, T from Auximus=Lathys) = Metaltella simoni (Keyserling, 1878) (Lehtinen, 1967: 248).
Metaltella illudens (Mello-Leitão, 1940, T from Amaurobius) = Metaltella rorulenta (Nicolet, 1849) (Lehtinen, 1967: 234, sub Exlinea).
Metaltella platei (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1899, T from Amaurobius) = Metaltella rorulenta (Nicolet, 1849) (Lehtinen, 1967: 234, sub Exlinea).
Metaltella segmentata (Mello-Leitão, 1943, T from Auximus=Lathys) = Metaltella iheringi (Keyserling, 1891) (Lehtinen, 1967: 248).
Metaltella arcoiris (Mello-Leitão, 1943) | f | Chile     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021758]
Amaurobius arcoiris Mello-Leitão, 1943f: 403, f. 1 (Df).
Exlinea arcoiris Lehtinen, 1967: 234, f. 194 (Tf from Amaurobius).
Metaltella iheringi (Keyserling, 1891) * | m f | Brazil, Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021759]
Amaurobius iheringii Keyserling, 1891: 154, pl. 4, f. 107 (Dmf).
Metaltella argentinensis Mello-Leitão, 1931c: 94 (Df).
Auximus segmentatus Mello-Leitão, 1943c: 103, f. 3 (Dm).
Metaltella iheringi Lehtinen, 1967: 248 (Tm from Amaurobius; Keyserling's f=A. simoni; Sf).
Metaltella imitans (Mello-Leitão, 1940) | m | Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021760]
Amaurobius imitans Mello-Leitão, 1940b: 15, f. 15-16 (Dm).
Metaltella imitans Lehtinen, 1967: 248 (Tm from Amaurobius).
Metaltella rorulenta (Nicolet, 1849) | m f | Peru, Chile, Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021761]
Clubiona rorulenta Nicolet, 1849: 437 (Df).
Amaurobius rorulentus Simon, 1892a: 237.
Amaurobius platei F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1899b: 18, pl. 2, f. 3 (Dm).
Amaurobius rorulentus Simon, 1902h: 10 (Dm).
Amaurobius illudens Mello-Leitão, 1940b: 17, f. 17 (Dmf).
Exlinea rorulenta Lehtinen, 1967: 234, f. 192 (Tmf from Amaurobius, S).
Metaltella rorulenta Leech, 1971: 26.
Metaltella simoni (Keyserling, 1878) | m f | Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina. Introduced to USA, Canada     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021762]
Amaurobius simoni Keyserling, 1878a: 585, pl. 14, f. 11-12 (Dmf).
Auximus biseriatus Tullgren, 1905: 22, pl. 2, f. 5 (Df).
Auximus crispus Mello-Leitão, 1941d: 117, pl. 3, f. 10, pl. 15-16 (Dmf).
Metaltella simoni Lehtinen, 1967: 248, f. 191 (removed m from S of Amaurobius tristissimus; Keyserling's f=A. iheringi; Sf).
Metaltella simoni Leech, 1971: 24, f. 4-6 (mf).
Metaltella simoni Leech, 1972: 107, f. 194-195, 390 (mf).
Metaltella simoni Gray, 1983b: 285, f. 30.
Metaltella simoni Griswold et al., 2005: 12, f. 179D, 180D, 191A-B, 192A-C (mf).
Metaltella tigrina (Mello-Leitão, 1943) | f | Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021763]
Aebutinoides tigrinus Mello-Leitão, 1943c: 101, f. 1 (Df).
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