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Gen. Metellina Chamberlin & Ivie , 1941 [ ]
N.B.: Considered a senior synonym of Menosira Chikuni, 1955 [], type (by monotypy) Menosira ornata Chikuni, 1955, by Kallal & Hormiga, 2018: 415. Wunderlich's synonymy of this group with Meta C. L. Koch, 1836 has not been followed by subsequent workers. Re-synonymization with Meta by Murphy & Roberts, 2015: ix was not sufficiently justified and the current status is confirmed by Kallal & Hormiga, 2018.
Status: accepted
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Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941b: 14 (type Pachygnatha curtisi McCook, 1894; gender feminine)
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Chamberlin, R. V. & Ivie, W. (1941b). Spiders collected by L. W. Saylor and others, mostly in California. Bulletin of the University of Utah 31(8): 1-49. download pdf

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2018-04-09 Genus synonymy Kallal & Hormiga, 2018a Menosira synonymized with Metellina