The World Spider Catalog, V15 by N. I. Platnick (c) 2000 - 2014 AMNH

Family: ARANEIDAE

FAM. ARANEIDAE Clerck, 1757: 1 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spiderfam:0102]

Last updated June 7, 2014

N.B.: family name and authorship as per ICZN Opinion 2224; some genera considered members of the Zygiellidae by Wunderlich, 2004f.

Transferred to other families:
Alcimosphenus Simon, 1895 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Andasta Simon, 1893 -- see Theridiosomatidae.
Atimiosa Simon, 1894 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Azilia Keyserling, 1882 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Billima Simon, 1908 -- see Theridion under Theridiidae.
Cardimia Mello-Leitão, 1940 -- see Azilia under Tetragnathidae.
Chorizopella Lawrence, 1947 -- see Theridiidae.
Chrysometa Simon, 1894 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Clitaetra Simon, 1888 -- see Nephilidae.
Cyathidea Simon, 1907 -- see Wendilgarda under Theridiosomatidae.
Cyatholipus Simon, 1894 -- see Cyatholipidae.
Diphya Nicolet, 1849 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Dolichognatha O. P.-Cambridge, 1869 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Epeirotypus O. P.-Cambridge, 1894 -- see Theridiosomatidae.
Gnolus Simon, 1879 -- see Mimetidae.
Helvidia Thorell, 1890 -- see Theridiidae.
Herennia Thorell, 1870 -- see Nephilidae.
Homalometa Simon, 1897 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Homalopoltys Simon, 1895 -- see Dolichognatha under Tetragnathidae.
Landana Simon, 1883 -- see Dolichognatha under Tetragnathidae.
Malkara Davies, 1980 -- see Malkaridae.
Meta C. L. Koch, 1836 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Metargyra F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Metella Fage, 1931 -- see Pimoa under Pimoidae.
Mimicosa Petrunkevitch, 1925 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Neoprolochus Reimoser, 1927 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Nephila Leach, 1815 -- see Nephilidae.
Nephilengys L. Koch, 1871 -- see Nephilidae.
Nicholasia Bryant & Archer, 1940 -- see Dolichognatha under Tetragnathidae.
Ogulnius O. P.-Cambridge, 1882 -- see Theridiosomatidae.
Orsinome Thorell, 1890 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Paraebius Thorell, 1894 -- see Dolichognatha under Tetragnathidae.
Parameta Simon, 1895 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Parazilia Lessert, 1938 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Phricotelus Simon, 1895 -- see Mysmenidae.
Prolochus Thorell, 1895 -- see Dolichognatha under Tetragnathidae.
Pseudometa F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903 -- see Chrysometa under Tetragnathidae.
Sancus Tullgren, 1910 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Selkirkiella Berland, 1924 -- see Theridiidae.
Tecmessa O. P.-Cambridge, 1882 -- see Chthonos under Theridiosomatidae.
Theridiosoma O. P.-Cambridge, 1879 -- see Theridiosomatidae.
Timonoe Thorell, 1898 -- see Tetragnathidae.
Totua Keyserling, 1891 -- see Linyphiidae.
Trichursa Simon, 1908 -- see Dipoenura under Theridiidae.
Wendilgarda Keyserling, 1886 -- see Theridiosomatidae.

In synonymy:
Aerea Urquhart, 1891 = Arkys Walckenaer, 1837 (Framenau, Scharff & Harvey, 2010: 166).
Afraranea Archer, 1951 = Neoscona Simon, 1864 (Grasshoff, 1986: 4).
Agathostichus Simon, 1897 = Mastophora Holmberg, 1876 (Levi, 2003: 315).
Allepeira Banks, 1932 = Mecynogea Simon, 1903 (Levi, 1968a: 322).
Amamrotypus Archer, 1951 = Araneus Clerck, 1757 (Levi, 1973: 478).
Anawixia Chamberlin, 1916 = Wagneriana F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1904 (Levi, 1991b: 370).
Aranea Linnaeus, 1758 = Araneus Clerck, 1757 (Clerckian names validated by ICZN Direction 104; see also ICZN Opinion 2224).
Archemorus Simon, 1893 = Arkys Walckenaer, 1837 (Heimer, 1984a: 156).
Atea C. L. Koch, 1837 = Araneus Clerck, 1757 (Levi, 1991a: 171).
Austrargiope Kishida, 1936 = Argiope Audouin, 1826 (Yaginuma, 1959c: 21).
Brachygea Caporiacco, 1947 = Argiope Audouin, 1826 (Levi, 1983: 258).
Bunocrania Thorell, 1878 = Gasteracantha Sundevall, 1833 (Levi, 1996b: 140).
Cambridgepeira Archer, 1951 = Araneus Clerck, 1757 (Levi, 1973: 478).
Cathaistela Archer, 1958 = Araneus Clerck, 1757 (Yaginuma, 1959c: 28).
Chaetacis Simon, 1895 = Micrathena Sundevall, 1833 (Magalhães & Santos, 2012: 29).
Chaetargiope Kishida, 1936 = Argiope Audouin, 1826 (Yaginuma, 1959c: 21).
Chinestela Chamberlin, 1924 = Neoscona Simon, 1864 (Archer, 1958: 17).
Coganargiope Kishida, 1936 = Argiope Audouin, 1826 (Yaginuma, 1959c: 21).
Conaranea Archer, 1951 = Araneus Clerck, 1757 (Levi, 1973: 478).
Conepeira Archer, 1951 = Araneus Clerck, 1757 (Levi, 1973: 478).
Cubanella Franganillo, 1926 = Neoscona Simon, 1864 (Berman & Levi, 1971: 469, after Bryant, 1940: 511).
Cyphepeira Archer, 1951 = Nuctenea Simon, 1864 (Levi, 1974b: 300).
Dicrostichus Simon, 1895 = Ordgarius Keyserling, 1886 (Davies, 1988b: 316).
Diotherisoma Caporiacco, 1947 = Bertrana Keyserling, 1884 (Levi, in Coddington, 1986: 6).
Drexelia McCook, 1892 = Larinia Simon, 1874 (Harrod, Levi & Leibensperger, 1991: 243, after Levi, 1975b: 102).
Epeirella Mello-Leitão, 1941 = Eriophora Simon, 1864 (Levi, 2002: 562).
Euglyptila Simon, 1909 = Ordgarius Keyserling, 1886 (Levi, 2003: 376).
Heterargiope Kishida, 1936 = Argiope Audouin, 1826 (Yaginuma, 1959c: 21).
Ildibaha Keyserling, 1892 = Micrathena Sundevall, 1833 (Levi, 1985: 440).
Lariniacantha Archer, 1951 = Alpaida O. P.-Cambridge, 1889 (Levi, 1976: 388).
Larinopa Grasshoff, 1970 = Larinia Simon, 1874 (Framenau & Scharff, 2008: 242, contra Levy, 1986: 5).
Lobetina Simon, 1895 = Prasonica Simon, 1895 (Grasshoff, 1971b: 295).
Macpos Mello-Leitão, 1940 = Kaira O. P.-Cambridge, 1889 (Levi, 1977b: 214).
Madrepeira Levi, 1995 = Spintharidius Simon, 1893 (Levi, 2008c: 216).
Nanduti Mello-Leitão, 1945 = Testudinaria Taczanowski, 1879 (Levi, 2002: 562).
Neoarchemorus Mascord, 1968 = Arkys Walckenaer, 1837 (Framenau, Scharff & Harvey, 2010: 166).
Neosconella F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903 = Araneus Clerck, 1757 (Levi, 1973: 478).
Paraverrucosa Mello-Leitão, 1939 = Wagneriana F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1904 (Levi, 1991b: 370, contra Archer, 1951a: 20).
Parazygia Caporiacco, 1955 = Cyclosa Menge, 1866 (Levi, 1977a: 73).
Parepeira Mello-Leitão, 1933 = Alpaida O. P.-Cambridge, 1889 (Levi, 1976: 388).
Paurotylus Tullgren, 1910 = Gasteracantha Sundevall, 1833 (Emerit, 1982c: 458).
Pickardiana Mello-Leitão, 1943 = Alpaida O. P.-Cambridge, 1889 (Levi, 1988: 472).
Pronarachne Mello-Leitão, 1937 = Kaira O. P.-Cambridge, 1889 (Levi, 1977b: 214).
Salassina Simon, 1895 = Witica O. P.-Cambridge, 1895 (Levi, 1986b: 37).
Simonarachne Archer, 1951 = Eriovixia Archer, 1951 (Grasshoff, 1986: 118, contra Yaginuma & Archer, 1959: 36).
Singotypa Simon, 1894 = Phonognatha Simon, 1894 (Dondale, 1966: 1170).
Subaraneus Caporiacco, 1948 = Alpaida O. P.-Cambridge, 1889 (Levi, 1976: 388).
Subedricus Caporiacco, 1954 = Alpaida O. P.-Cambridge, 1889 (Levi, 1976: 388).
Suzumia Nakatsudi, 1943 = Cyrtophora Simon, 1864 (Yaginuma, 1958b: 10).
Thaumastobella Mello-Leitão, 1945 = Micrathena Sundevall, 1833 (Scharff, 1991: 155).
Trichocharis Simon, 1895 = Caerostris Thorell, 1868 (Grasshoff, 1984: 727).
Tukaraneus Barrion & Litsinger, 1995 = Eriovixia Archer, 1951 (Han & Zhu, 2010b: 2611).
Zigana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936 = Pronous Keyserling, 1881 (Levi, 1995b: 168).

Homonyms replaced:
Anepsia L. Koch, 1871 -- see Anepsion.
Novakia Court and Forster, 1988 -- see Novakiella.
Thoracites Thorell, 1898 -- see Thorellina.

Nomen dubium:
Metimorpha Strand, 1906, in Bösenberg & Strand, 1906: 188, type M. tullia Bösenberg & Strand, 1906: 189, pl. 2, f. 200 (j, Japan, considered a possible S of Nephila malabarensis papuana Thorell, 1881 by Kulczyn'ski, 1911c: 464, T here from the Tetragnathidae by Kuntner, 2005b: 1277) -- Kuntner, 2005b: 1278.

Genera:

Acacesia
Acantharachne
Acanthepeira
Acroaspis
Acrosomoides
Actinacantha
Actinosoma
Aculepeira
Acusilas
Aethriscus
Aethrodiscus
Aetrocantha
Afracantha
Agalenatea
Alenatea
Allocyclosa
Alpaida
Amazonepeira
Anepsion
Arachnura
Araneus
Araniella
Aranoethra
Argiope
Arkys
Artonis
Aspidolasius
Augusta
Austracantha
Backobourkia
Bertrana
Caerostris
Carepalxis
Celaenia
Cercidia
Chorizopes
Cladomelea
Cnodalia
Coelossia
Colaranea
Collina
Colphepeira
Cryptaranea
Cyclosa
Cyphalonotus
Cyrtarachne
Cyrtobill
Cyrtophora
Deione
Deliochus
Demadiana
Dolophones
Dubiepeira
Edricus
Enacrosoma
Encyosaccus
Epeiroides
Eriophora
Eriovixia
Eustacesia
Eustala
Exechocentrus
Faradja
Friula
Galaporella
Gasteracantha
Gastroxya
Gea
Gibbaranea
Glyptogona
Heterognatha
Heurodes
Hingstepeira
Hypognatha
Hypsacantha
Hypsosinga
Ideocaira
Isoxya
Kaira
Kapogea
Kilima
Larinia
Lariniaria
Larinioides
Leviellus
Lewisepeira
Lipocrea
Macracantha
Madacantha
Mahembea
Mangora
Manogea
Mastophora
Mecynogea
Megaraneus
Melychiopharis
Metazygia
Metepeira
Micrathena
Micrepeira
Micropoltys
Milonia
Molinaranea
Nemoscolus
Nemosinga
Nemospiza
Neogea
Neoscona
Nicolepeira
Novakiella
Novaranea
Nuctenea
Ocrepeira
Ordgarius
Paralarinia
Paraplectana
Paraplectanoides
Pararaneus
Parawixia
Parazygiella
Parmatergus
Pasilobus
Perilla
Pherenice
Phonognatha
Pitharatus
Plebs
Poecilarcys
Poecilopachys
Poltys
Porcataraneus
Pozonia
Prasonica
Prasonicella
Pronoides
Pronous
Pseudartonis
Pseudopsyllo
Psyllo
Pycnacantha
Rubrepeira
Scoloderus
Sedasta
Singa
Singafrotypa
Siwa
Spilasma
Spinepeira
Spintharidius
Stroemiellus
Taczanowskia
Talthybia
Tatepeira
Telaprocera
Testudinaria
Thelacantha
Thorellina
Togacantha
Umbonata
Ursa
Verrucosa
Wagneriana
Witica
Wixia
Xylethrus
Yaginumia
Zealaranea
Zilla
Zygiella