Family: Archaeidae C. L. Koch & Berendt,1854 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0020] Back

Gen. Eriauchenius O. Pickard-Cambridge , 1881 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:03593 ]
N.B.: Wunderlich's (2004c: 778, 791) removal of this genus from the synonymy of the Baltic amber fossil genus Archaea C. L. Koch & Berendt, 1854 seems well supported and is followed here, even though the earlier proposal by Lehtinen, 1967 to revive Eriauchenius for the recent species was rejected by Forster & Platnick, 1984 (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.
Status: accepted
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2018-01-21
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O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1881d
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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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