Template talk:Araneae

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Update to template[edit]

I have updated the template to match Spider taxonomy#Table of families.

  • Families more recently recognized have been added.
  • Families no longer recognized have been removed.
  • More families now have 1,000+ species and so are in bold.
  • No recent reliable source gives superfamily placements; phylogenetic studies have led to new families and families being shown to be unrelated that were formerly thought to be close, so the old superfamilies are out-of-date and have been removed. Family order is alphabetic within the top level clades.

The families and numbers of species >1,000 are based on the World Spider Catalog version 16.5;[1] placement in clades is based on Coddington (2005).[2] Peter coxhead (talk) 17:39, 6 October 2015 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Currently valid spider genera and species", World Spider Catalog Version 16.5, Natural History Museum Bern, archived from the original on 2015-09-29, retrieved 2015-10-06
  2. ^ Coddington, Jonathan A. & Levi, Herbert W. (1991), "Systematics and evolution of spiders (Araneae)", Annual review of ecology and systematics: 565–592, JSTOR 2097274 |access-date= requires |url= (help)