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

Family: CTENIDAE

FAM. CTENIDAE Keyserling, 1877a: 681 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spiderfam:0036]

Last updated June 24, 2014

N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Acanthoctenidae by Lehtinen, 1967: 378; Lehtinen's inclusion of the Thalassiinae (Pisauridae) was rejected by Brignoli, 1983c: 585; considered polyphyletic by Griswold, 1993: 37); limits thoroughly discussed by Silva (2003).

Transferred to other families:
Argoctenus L. Koch, 1878 -- see Miturgidae.
Ctenomma Thorell, 1890 -- see Simonus under Miturgidae.
Diactenus Mello-Leitão, 1938 -- see Odo under Miturgidae.
Elassoctenus Simon, 1909 -- see Miturgidae.
Hestimodema Simon, 1909 -- see Miturgidae.
Horioctenoides Main, 1954 -- see Argoctenus under Miturgidae.
Horioctenus Chamberlin, 1916 -- see Odo under Miturgidae.
Itatiaya Mello-Leitão, 1915 -- see Zoropsidae.
Nemoctenus Forster & Wilton, 1973 -- see Argoctenus under Miturgidae.
Neoctenus Simon, 1897 -- see Trechaleidae.
Odo Keyserling, 1887 -- see Miturgidae.
Odomasta Simon, 1909 -- see Miturgidae.
Paravulsor Mello-Leitão, 1922 -- see Miturgidae.
Pseudoctenus Caporiacco, 1949 -- see Zoropsidae.
Thasyraea L. Koch, 1878 -- see Miturgidae.
Titiotus Simon, 1897 -- see Tengellidae.
Uliodon L. Koch, 1873 -- see Zoropsidae.
Xenoctenus Mello-Leitão, 1938 -- see Miturgidae.
Zealoctenus Forster & Wilton, 1973 -- see Miturgidae.
Zora C. L. Koch, 1847 -- see Miturgidae.
Zoroides Berland, 1924 -- see Miturgidae.

In synonymy:
Corinoctenus Mello-Leitão, 1939 = Ancylometes Bertkau, 1880 (Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1970a: 165).
Ctenopsis Schmidt, 1956 = Isoctenus Bertkau, 1880 (Polotow & Brescovit, 2009a: 586).
Leitanoctenus Soares & Camargo, 1948 (removed from S of Acanthoctenus) = Nothroctenus Badcock, 1932 (Lehtinen, 1967: 244).
Oligoctenus Simon, 1887 = Ctenus Walckenaer, 1805 (Brescovit & Simó, 2007: 2).
Paracantheis Kraus, 1955= Acanthoctenus Keyserling, 1877 (Lehtinen, 1967: 256).

Homonym replaced:
Mesoctenus Mello-Leitão, 1929 (removed from S of Acanthoctenus) -- see Nothroctenus.

Nomen nudum:
Icactenus Kishida (Yaginuma, in Brignoli, 1983c: 585).

Incertae sedis:
"Nilus" torvus (Pavesi, 1883: 74, mf, Ethiopia, originally in Ctenus, T to Thalassius=Nilus by Simon, 1898a: 299) -- Sierwald, 1987: 129 (sub Thalassius) [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:041294].

Genera:

Acantheis
Acanthoctenus
Africactenus
Amauropelma
Anahita
Ancylometes
Apolania
Asthenoctenus
Bengalla
Caloctenus
Celaetycheus
Centroctenus
Ctenus
Cupiennius
Diallomus
Enoploctenus
Gephyroctenus
Incasoctenus
Isoctenus
Janusia
Leptoctenus
Mahafalytenus
Montescueia
Nothroctenus
Ohvida
Parabatinga
Petaloctenus
Phoneutria
Phymatoctenus
Sinoctenus
Thoriosa
Toca
Trogloctenus
Trujillina
Tuticanus
Viracucha
Viridasius
Vulsor
Wiedenmeyeria