|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2008|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Comment|
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Forty years ago I was unsuccessful finding a designated type species for the genus Aranea and designated A. diadema L. as type (Levi. 1971, p. 133). It was overlooked by Kluge (Kluge, personal communication). I think this type designation solves the hypothetical problem presented by Kluge (Case 3371). There is no objection to having similar generic names Aranea and Araneus,Aranea now a synonym of Araneus. The type species of both genera are much alike. Problems of hypothetical family names based on similar generic names have been solved in the past.
Levi, H.W. 1971. The diadematus group of the orb-weaver genus Araneus North of Mexico (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology,141(4): 131–179.
Comments on the proposed conservation of ARANEIDAE Clerck, 1758, Araneus Clerck, 1758 and Tegenaria Latreille, 1804 (Arachnida, Araneae) 3 (Case 3371)