The order Araneae has 39,490 described species, ordered in 3,642 genera and 111 families.
| | |--Mesothelae |--| |--Opisthothelae--|--Mygalomorphae |--Araneomorphae
Refer to atern. systematic
Maybe, add "Opisthothelae" to Template "Araneae" ? --Aracchn0
- Can you provide me with a link for this? If we're going to implement this it will affect all lower taxons. But if it is the current view on Arachnology then I will do so. --Kempm 10:24, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
So, what do you thihk about ITIS classification: http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=82732 There are 6 (!) suborders: Ecribellatae, Labidognatha, Mesothelae, Neocribellatae, Opisthothelae, Orthognata. Is any practical sence there? --Aracchn0
- I do not have the authoritive answer. The person who added the suborders etc used The World Spider Catalog, Version 7.0, as you see in the reference list to this page. If major things need to be changed, then feel free to gather all the data, and discuss your findings here. This data need to provide a few things. Websites need to have references to books, magazines or scientific publications, that explain why they use a certain Taxonomic structure. When publications have different opinions, then mostly you can choose the majority or the sources with the highest authority. In taxonomy there is no truth, and things will change as scientist discover more. Taxonomy is a reflection to evolution, and evolution did not stop today. --Kempm 07:46, 29 September 2006 (UTC)