Family: Archaeidae C. L. Koch & Berendt,1854 [] Back

Gen. Eriauchenus O. Pickard-Cambridge , 1881 [ ]
N.B.: the spelling Eriauchenius is a lapus (used by Forster & Platnick, 1984 and subsequent authors); synonymyzed with the Baltic amber fossil genus Archaea C. L. Koch & Berendt, 1854 by Simon, 1895a: 935; the removal of this synonymy by Wunderlich, 2004c: 778, 791 seems well supportedĀ  and is followed here, even though the earlier proposal by Lehtinen, 1967: 289 to revive Eriauchenus for the recent species was rejected by Forster & Platnick, 1984: 19 (indeed, based on Wunderlich's data, the five genera of Baltic amber archaeids he recognizes may constitute a monophyletic group that does not include the recent, Gondwanan taxa); see note under Afrarchaea.
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O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1881d: 767 (type Eriauchenus workmani O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1881; gender masculine)
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Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1881d). On some new genera and species of Araneidea. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 49(3): 765-775, Pl. LXVI. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1881.tb01333.x download pdf

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