Family: Theridiidae Sundevall,1833 [] Back

Gen. Steatoda Sundevall , 1833 [ ]
N.B.: Type species S. castanea designated by Thorell, 1869: 93, see also Levi & Levi, 1962: 28. Considered a senior synonym of Asagena Sundevall, 1833 (revalidated by Wunderlich, 2008b: 198), Lithyphantes Thorell, 1869 and Teutana Simon, 1881 by Levi, 1957b: 375 and of Stethopoma Thorell, 1890, Ancocoelus Simon, 1894, Steassa Simon, 1910, Argyroelus Hogg, 1922 and Asagenella Schenkel, 1937 by Levi & Levi, 1962: 16-28; not a senior synonym of Moero O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1904 (Griswold, 1987b: 505). Re-synonymization of Asagena (Murphy & Roberts, 2015: viii) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here; Breitling, 2019b: 26 discusses Asagena and Crustulina might be subgenera of Steatoda (based mainly on COI, see FAQ 7).
Status: accepted
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Sundevall, 1833b: 16 (type Araneus castaneus Clerck, 1757; gender feminine)
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13nomen dubium
4homonym replaced

Sundevall, C. J. (1833b). Conspectus Arachnidum. Londini Gothorum, pp. 1-39. download pdf

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