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

Family: CYBAEIDAE

FAM. CYBAEIDAE Banks, 1892d: 95 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spiderfam:0038]

Last updated July 23, 2013

N.B.: traditionally considered a subfamily of Agelenidae, placed as a subfamily of Dictynidae by Lehtinen, 1967 and elevated to family by Forster, 1970b: 13; considered a synonym of Argyronetidae Thorell, 1870 (sub Agelenidae: Cybaeinae) by Grothendieck & Kraus, 1994: 272; some recent authors (Jäger, 2006; Jocqué & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2006) have used the name Argyronetidae for the enlarged group, but that change is not accepted here (both family-group names are abundantly protected by usage, and hence either could be adopted, so the interests of stability are best served by changing the family name used mainly for Argyroneta, rather than for the many species formerly in Cybaeidae; if priority were, by itself, the decisive issue, we would also have to use, for example, the names Cryptothelidae and Otiothopidae rather than Zodariidae and Palpimanidae, and clearly no such changes would contribute to nomenclatorial stability).

Transferred to other families:
Amphinecta Simon, 1898 -- see Amphinectidae.
Cambridgea L. Koch, 1872 -- see Stiphidiidae.
Gohia Dalmas, 1917 -- see Desidae.
Urquhartia Bryant, 1933 -- see Matachia under Desidae.

In synonymy:
Bansaia Uyemura, 1938 = Cybaeus L. Koch, 1868 (Yaginuma, 1958f: 76).
Dolichocybaeus Kishida, 1968 = Cybaeus L. Koch, 1868 (Ihara, 2010: 70).
Heterocybaeus Komatsu, 1968 = Cybaeus L. Koch, 1868 (Ihara, 2010: 70).

Nomen nudum:
Cybaeomyro Kishida, in Komatsu, 1942 (Yaginuma, in Brignoli, 1983c: 484).

Genera:

Argyroneta
Cedicoides
Cedicus
Cybaeina
Cybaeota
Cybaeozyga
Cybaeus
Paracedicus
Symposia
Vagellia