Family: Araneidae Clerck,1757 [] Back

Gen. Nephila Leach , 1815 [ ]
N.B.: May be a senior synonym of Heterargiope Kishida, 1931 (see under Argiope maja); placed in Araneidae by Wunderlich, 2004g: 960; transferred from Tetragnathidae to Nephilidae by Kuntner, 2006: 24; transferred from Nephilidae to Araneidae by Dimitrov et al., 2017: 245; for the familial placement see also the note at the family.
Status: accepted
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Leach, 1815: 133 (type Aranea maculata Fabricius, 1793; gender feminine; syn. of Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793))
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1nomen dubium

Leach, W. E. (1815). Zoological miscellany; being descriptions of new and interesting animals. London, 2, 1-154 (Araneae, pp. 131-134). download pdf

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2017-05-08 Genus transferred to other family Dimitrov et al., 2017 Nephila Leach, 1815 transferred to Araneidae