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Gen. Metaltella Mello-Leitão , 1931 [ ]
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.
Status: accepted
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Mello-Leitão, 1931c
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Mello-Leitão, C. F. de (1931c). Notas sobre arachnidos argentinos. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 3: 83-97. download pdf

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2017-11-14 Genus transferred to other family Wheeler et al., 2017 Metaltella Mello-Leitão, 1931 transferred to Desidae