Family: Dictynidae O. Pickard-Cambridge,1871 [] Back

Gen. Argyroneta Latreille , 1804 [ ]
N.B.: Transferred to Cybaeidae (sub Agelenidae: Cybaeinae) by Grothendieck & Kraus, 1994: 272 and to Dictynidae by Wheeler et al., 2017: 607. Re-separation of Argyronetidae Thorell, 1870 (Ono, 2009a: 169, Murphy & Roberts, 2015: viii) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here. Considering the low bootstrap values of dichotomies in the families Agelenidae, Cybaidae, Hahniidae, Toxopidae and Dictynidae (see Wheeler et al., 2017) the proposed positon of Argyroneta is far from certain (e.g. Ono & Ogata, 2018: 618). We reflect the transfer here and state that Argyronetidae Thorell, 1870 has priority under ICZN. We suggest to wait for a stable family placement and naming before a nomenclatorial action at the family name level is done.
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Latreille, 1804b: 134
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Latreille, P. A. (1804b). Tableau methodique des Insectes. Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 24: 129-295. download pdf

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2017-11-13 Genus transferred to other family Wheeler et al., 2017 Argyroneta Latreille, 1804 transferred to Dictynidae