ARANEIDAE Clerck, 1758, Araneus Clerck, 1758 and Tegenaria Latreille, 1804 (Arachnida, Araneae): proposed conservation

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:N. J. Kluge
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:15
Date Published:03/2007
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:ARANEIDAE, Araneus, Araneus angulatus, Nomenclature, spiders, taxonomy, Tegenaria

The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.1 and 81.1 of the Code, is (1) to confirm the status of the family-group name ARANEIDAE (originally Aranei) with the authorship Clerck (1758) for a family of spiders; (2) to designate Araneus angulatus Clerck, 1758 as the type species of the generic name Araneus Clerck, 1758; (3) to conserve the generic name Tegenaria Latreille, 1804 by suppression of its senior objective synonym Aranea Linnaeus, 1758.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith