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Gen. Simonus Ritsema , 1881 [ ]
N.B.: Roewer (1955b: 601) listed Ctenonima Franganillo, 1946 as a corinnine genus (for unknown reasons, as Franganillo's description immediately follows one of a Syrisca species under a "Liocraninae" heading). However, Franganillo did not describe a new genus for the species he described as Ctenonima cubana, and evidently did not intend to do so. His statement (1946: 102) that "Dice E. Simon que la única especie del género es de Nueva Caledonia" indicates that Ctenonima is merely a lapsus for Ctenomma Thorell, 1890, which was listed in Simon's Histoire naturelle as having a single species, from New Caledonia (Franganillo's only illustration for the species, of the eye pattern, shows a ctenid-like arrangement); Ctenomma was placed as a junior synonym of Simonus and transferred from the Ctenidae to the Zoridae by Lehtinen, 1967: 264, here by Ramírez, 2014: 341.
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Ritsema, C. C. (1881). Naamsverandering van het Arachnidengenus Ctenophthalmus Simon. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 24: CXI. download pdf

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2014-07-25 Genus transferred to other family Ramírez, 2014 Simonus Ritsema, 1881 transferred to Miturgidae