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

Family: DESIDAE

FAM. DESIDAE Pocock, 1895b: 143 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spiderfam:0039]

Last updated June 24, 2014

N.B.: revalidated by Roth, 1967b: 4 (for Desis only) but greatly expanded subsequently; for a diagnosis, see Forster, 1970b: 21; considered a senior synonym of Toxopidae by Forster, 1970b: 110, whose concept differs greatly from that of Lehtinen, 1967, who considered the Desinae a subfamily of the Amaurobiidae separate from the Matachiinae (most genera of which Forster attributed to the Desidae); all genera placed by these authors either in the Desidae, or in the Desinae and Matachiinae, respectively, are listed here; N.B.: for comments on the limits of this family, and the status of Toxops Hickman and related taxa, see JocquƩ, 1994b: 283.

Transferred to other families:
Amphinecta Simon, 1898 -- see Amphinectidae.
Anaua Forster, 1970 -- see Cycloctenidae.
Cedicus Simon, 1875 -- see Cybaeidae.
Momius Andreeva & Tyschchenko, 1969 -- see Devade under Dictynidae.
Naevius Roth, 1967 -- see Amaurobiidae.
Toxopsiella Forster, 1964 -- see Cycloctenidae.

In synonymy:
Aphyctoschaema Simon, 1902 = Badumna Thorell, 1890 (Lehtinen, 1967: 215).
Corteza Roth & Brown, 1975 = Paratheuma Bryant, 1940 (Platnick, 1977c: 199).
Derxema Simon, 1906 = Badumna Thorell, 1890 (Lehtinen, 1967: 228).
Hesperauximus Gertsch, 1937 = Badumna Thorell, 1890 (Marples, 1959: 335, sub Ixeuticus).
Hina Forster, 1964 = Gasparia Marples, 1956 (Lehtinen, 1967: 235).
Ixeuticus Dalmas, 1917 = Badumna Thorell, 1890 (Gray, 1983a: 249).
Litisedes Oi, 1960 (T from Dictynidae) = Paratheuma Bryant, 1940 (Yaginuma, 1990: 2).
Neomatachia Hickman, 1950 = Paramatachia Dalmas, 1918 (Marples, 1962: 710).
Stiphidiellum Dalmas, 1917 = Laestrygones Urquhart, 1894 (Forster, 1955c: 186).
Swainsia Marples, 1964 (T from Dictynidae) = Paratheuma Bryant, 1940 (Beatty & Berry, 1988: 48).
Urquhartia Bryant, 1933 = Matachia Dalmas, 1917 (Marples, 1962: 704).

Homonym replaced:
Manawa Forster, 1970 -- see Mesudus.

Genera:

Badumna
Canala
Cicirra
Colcarteria
Desis
Epimecinus
Forsterina
Gasparia
Gohia
Goyenia
Hapona
Helsonia
Hulua
Laestrygones
Lamina
Lathyarcha
Mangareia
Matachia
Mesudus
Myro
Namandia
Neomyro
Notomatachia
Nuisiana
Ommatauxesis
Otagoa
Panoa
Paramatachia
Paratheuma
Phryganoporus
Pitonga
Porteria
Rapua
Syrorisa
Taurongia
Toxops
Toxopsoides
Tuakana