Family: Toxopidae Hickman, 1940 [] Back

Gen. Laestrygones Urquhart, 1894 [ ]
N.B.: the generic name appears grammatically to be a plural noun, but in the interests of stability it should be regarded as an arbitary combination of letters and as masculine singular; transferred from the Oxyopidae to the Toxopidae by Forster, 1964a: 147, to the Desidae by Forster, 1970b: 121; transfer to the Cycloctenidae (Murphy & Roberts, 2015: viii) not sufficiently justified and is not accepted here; transferred from the Desidae to the Toxopidae by Wheeler et al., 2017: 609; considered a senior synonym of Stiphidiellum Dalmas, 1917a: 325 [] (type Stiphidion minutissimum Hogg, 1909) (transferred from the Psechridae) by Forster, 1955c: 186.
Status: accepted
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Urquhart, 1894: 216 (type Laestrygones albiceres Urquhart, 1894; gender masculine)
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Urquhart, A. T. (1894). Description of new species of Araneae. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 26(1893): 204-218. download pdf

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2017-11-14 Genus transferred to other family Wheeler et al., 2017 Laestrygones Urquhart, 1894 transferred to Toxopidae