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

Family: AMPHINECTIDAE

Gen. Metaltella Mello-Leitão, 1931 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:01915]

N.B.: transferred from the Dictynidae to the Amaurobiidae by Lehtinen, 1967, here by Davies, 1998a: 242.: 248; considered a senior synonym of Aebutinoides Mello-Leitão, 1943, transferred from the Dictynidae, by Lehtinen, 1967: 209, and of Exlinea Lehtinen, 1967: 234, type Amaurobius rorulentus (Nicolet, 1849) by Leech, 1971: 26.

In synonymy:
M. argentinensis Mello-Leitão, 1931 = M. iheringi (Keyserling, 1891) (Lehtinen, 1967: 248).
M. biseriata (Tullgren, 1905, T from Auximus=Lathys) = M. simoni (Keyserling, 1878) (Lehtinen, 1967: 248).
M. crispa (Mello-Leitão, 1941, T from Auximus=Lathys) = M. simoni (Keyserling, 1878) (Lehtinen, 1967: 248).
M. illudens (Mello-Leitão, 1940, T from Amaurobius) = M. rorulenta (Nicolet, 1849) (Lehtinen, 1967: 234, sub Exlinea).
M. platei (F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1899, T from Amaurobius) = M. rorulenta (Nicolet, 1849) (Lehtinen, 1967: 234, sub Exlinea).
M. segmentata (Mello-Leitão, 1943, T from Auximus=Lathys) = M. iheringi (Keyserling, 1891) (Lehtinen, 1967: 248).

f arcoiris (Mello-Leitão, 1943)....................Chile [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:021758]
Amaurobius a. Mello-Leitão, 1943f: 403, f. 1 (Df).
Exlinea a. Lehtinen, 1967: 234, f. 194 (Tf from Amaurobius).

mf iheringi (Keyserling, 1891) *....................Brazil, Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:021759]
Amaurobius iheringii Keyserling, 1891: 154, pl. 4, f. 107 (Dmf).
M. argentinensis Mello-Leitão, 1931c: 94 (Df).
Auximus segmentatus Mello-Leitão, 1943c: 103, f. 3 (Dm).
M. i. Lehtinen, 1967: 248 (Tm from Amaurobius; Keyserling's f=A. simoni; Sf).

m imitans (Mello-Leitão, 1940)....................Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:021760]
Amaurobius i. Mello-Leitão, 1940b: 15, f. 15-16 (Dm).
M. i. Lehtinen, 1967: 248 (Tm from Amaurobius).

mf rorulenta (Nicolet, 1849)....................Peru, Chile, Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:021761]
Clubiona r. Nicolet, 1849: 437 (Df).
Amaurobius platei F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1899b: 18, pl. 2, f. 3 (Dm).
Amaurobius rorulentus Simon, 1892a: 237.
Amaurobius rorulentus Simon, 1902h: 10 (Dm).
Amaurobius illudens Mello-Leitão, 1940b: 17, f. 17 (Dmf).
Exlinea r. Lehtinen, 1967: 234, f. 192 (Tmf from Amaurobius, S).
M. r. Leech, 1971: 26.

mf simoni (Keyserling, 1878)....................Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina (introduced in USA and Canada) [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:021762]
Amaurobius s. Keyserling, 1878a: 585, pl. 14, f. 11-12 (Dmf).
Auximus biseriatus Tullgren, 1905: 22, pl. 2, f. 5 (Df).
Auximus crispus Mello-Leitão, 1941d: 117, pl. 3, f. 10, pl. 15-16 (Dmf).
M. s. Lehtinen, 1967: 248, f. 191 (removed m from S of Amaurobius tristissimus; Keyserling's f=A. iheringi; Sf).
M. s. Leech, 1971: 24, f. 4-6 (mf).
M. s. Leech, 1972: 107, f. 194-195, 390 (mf).
M. s. Gray, 1983b: 285, f. 30.
M. s. Griswold et al., 2005: 12, f. 179D, 180D, 191A-B, 192A-C (mf).

f tigrina (Mello-Leitão, 1943)....................Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:021763]
Aebutinoides tigrinus Mello-Leitão, 1943c: 101, f. 1 (Df).