Family: Deinopidae C. L. Koch,1850 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0028] Detail
In synonymy:
Avella O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1877 = Menneus Simon, 1876 (Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 12)
Avellopsis Purcell, 1904 = Menneus Simon, 1876 (Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 12)
Gen. Menneus Simon, 1876 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:03340] Detail
N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Avella O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1877 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:03337] by Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 12, contra Lehtinen, 1967: 217) and Avellopsis Purcell, 1904 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:03338] (transferred here from the Uloboridae by Lehtinen, 1967: 217) by Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 12.
Transferred to other genera:
Menneus reticulatus Rainbow, 1899 -- see Deinopis
In synonymy:
Menneus affinis Tullgren, 1910 = Menneus tetragnathoides Simon, 1876 (Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 18, after Berland, 1914: 53, contra Roewer).
Menneus insularis (Rainbow, 1920) = Menneus trinodosus Rainbow, 1920 (Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 24).
Nomina dubia:
Menneus angulatus (L. Koch, 1878a: 1037, pl. 91, f. 1, originally in Avella) (f, Queensland) [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006154] -- Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 26, (contra Davies, 1988b: 282, f. 7).
Menneus despiciens (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1877b: 574, pl. 57, f. 10, originally in Avella) (f, Queensland) [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006155] -- Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 26.
Menneus unifasciatus (L. Koch, 1878a: 1035, pl. 90, f. 6, originally in Avella) (m, New South Wales [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006160] -- Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 26.
Menneus aussie Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012 | m f | Australia (Queensland, New South Wales), New Caledonia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:045247]
Menneus aussie Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 19, f. 2C, E, 16A-C, 25A-L (Dmf).
Menneus bituberculatus Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012 | f | Australia (Queensland), possibly New Guinea     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:045248]
Menneus bituberculatus Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 20, f. 26A-G (Df).
Menneus camelus Pocock, 1902 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006208]
Menneus camelus Pocock, 1902b: 325 (Df).
Menneus camelus Lehtinen, 1967: 247, f. 40 (f, S, rejected).
Menneus camelus Penney, 2003: 572, f. 1B.1-3 (m).
Menneus camelus Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 14, f. 1D, 2A-C, E, 4E, 14A-C, 18A-K, 19A-F (mf).
Menneus capensis (Purcell, 1904) | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006161]
Avellopsis capensis Purcell, 1904: 128 (Dmf).
Avellopsis capensis Lehtinen, 1967: 434, f. 37 (m).
Menneus capensis Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 15, f. 1A-C, 14D-F, 20A-L (mf).
Menneus darwini Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012 | m | Tanzania     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:045244]
Menneus darwini Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 16, f. 14G-I, 21A-D (Dm).
Menneus dromedarius Purcell, 1904 | m f | South Africa, Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:045245]
Menneus dromedarius Purcell, 1904: 127 (Df).
Menneus dromedarius Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 17, f. 15A-C, 22A-L (removed f from S of M. camelus, contra Lehtinen, 1967: 247, Dm).
Menneus nemesio Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012 | m f | Australia (New South Wales)     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:045249]
Avella despiciens Lehtinen, 1967: 217, f. 41 (f, misidentified).
Menneus nemesio Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 22, f. 16D-F, 27A-M (Dmf).
Menneus neocaledonicus (Simon, 1888) | m f | New Caledonia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006157]
Avella neo-caledonica Simon, 1889c: 242 (Dj).
Menneus neocaledonicus Simon, 1892a: 210.
Menneus neocaledonicus Berland, 1924a: 174, f. 11-15 (Dm).
Avella neocaledonica Lehtinen, 1967: 247 (implicitly Tm from Menneus).
Menneus neocaledonicus Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 22, f. 16G-I, 28A-M (m, Df).
Menneus quasimodo Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012 | f | Australia (Western Australia)     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:045250]
Menneus quasimodo Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 23, f. 29A-G (Df).
Menneus samperi Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012 | m f | East Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:045246]
Menneus samperi Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 18, f. 15D-F, 23A-K (Dmf).
Menneus superciliosus (Thorell, 1881) | m f | Australia (Queensland, New South Wales)     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006158]
Avella superciliosa Thorell, 1881: 200 (Df).
Menneus superciliosus Rainbow, 1911: 124.
Avella superciliosa Lehtinen, 1967: 217 (Tf from Menneus).
Menneus superciliosus Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 20, f. 17A-C, 30A-L (f, Dm).
Menneus tetragnathoides Simon, 1876 * | m | Angola, Malawi, Tanzania     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006209]
Menneus tetragnathoides Simon, 1876f: 219 (Dm).
Menneus tetragnathoides Simon, 1892a: 210, f. 155-156 (m).
Menneus affinis Tullgren, 1910: 91, pl. 1, f. 2 (Dm) [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006207].
Menneus tetragnathoides Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 18, f. 15G-I, 24A-F (m, S).
Menneus trinodosus Rainbow, 1920 | m f | Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, Lord Howe Is.)     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006159]
Menneus trinodosus Rainbow, 1920b: 230, pl. 28, f. 3-4 (Df).
Deinopis insularis Rainbow, 1920b: 229, pl. 28, f. 1-2 (Dm) [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:006156].
Avella trinodosa Lehtinen, 1967: 217 (Tf from Menneus).
Avella insularis Lehtinen, 1967: 217, f. 38 (Tm from Deinopis).
Avella insularis Coddington, 1990: 11, f. 44 (m).
Menneus trinodosus Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 24, f. 17D-F, 31A-M (f, Sm).
Menneus wa Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012 | m f | Australia (Western Australia)     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:045251]
Menneus wa Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 25, f. 17G-I, 32A-K (Dmf).
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