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Gen. Dunstanoides Forster & Wilton , 1989 [ ]
Genus comment: D. Forster & Wilton, in Platnick, 1989b: 409, replacement name for Dunstania Forster & Wilton, 1973: 181, type D. hesperis Forster & Wilton, 1973, preoccupied; N.B.: treated as feminine in former versions of the WSC, but as no gender was stated in Platnick, 1989b: 409 it is masculine after ICZN Article
N.B.: Transfer to Amaurobiidae (Murphy & Roberts, 2015: viii) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here. Transferred from Amphinectidae to Desidae by Wheeler et al., 2017: 606 - not explicitely but together with the whole family.
Status: accepted
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Platnick, 1989b: 409
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Platnick, N. I. (1989b). Advances in Spider Taxonomy 1981-1987: A Supplement to Brignoli's A Catalogue of the Araneae described between 1940 and 1981. Manchester University Press, 673 pp. download pdf

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Date Type Reference Detail
2019-05-23 Genus updated (Old value)
2017-11-14 Genus transferred to other family Wheeler et al., 2017 Dunstanoides Forster & Wilton, 1989 transferred to Desidae