Family: Tetragnathidae Menge,1866 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0032] Back

Gen. Metellina Chamberlin & Ivie , 1941 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01389 ]
N.B.: Considered a senior synonym of Menosira Chikuni, 1955 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01384], 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
Last updated
2018-07-27
Described in
Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941b: 14 (type Pachygnatha curtisi McCook, 1894; gender feminine)
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Species counts
Counts Status
15accepted
6synonym
Reference

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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Date Type Reference Detail
2018-04-09 Genus synonymy Kallal & Hormiga, 2018a Menosira synonymized with Metellina