Family Theridiidae Sundevall 1833 (cobweb spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Theridiidae

Alternative spelling: Theridides

Parent taxon: Araneoidea according to W. C. Wheeler et al. 2017

See also Dunlop et al. 2013 and Scudder 1890

Sister taxa: Anapidae, Araneidae, Baltsuccinidae, Cyatholipidae, Juraraneidae, Linyphiidae, Mesarania, Mimetidae, Mysmenidae, Nesticidae, Pimoidae, Praetheridiidae, Protheridiidae, Pumiliopimoidae, Synaphridae, Synotaxidae, Tetragnathidae, Theridiosomatidae

Subtaxa: Achaearanea Anelosimus Argyrodes Ariamnes Balticoridion Balticpholcomma Caudasinus Chrosiothes Chrysso Clavibertus Clya Cornutidion Craspedisia Cretotheridiinae Cymbiopholcomma Dipoena Dipoenata Eoasagena Eolyrifer Eomysmena Eomysmena succini Eoteutana Episinus Euryopis Euryopus Faiditus Femurraptor Globulidion Hirsutipalpus Kochiuridion Lasaeola Medela Mimetidion Nanomysmena Nanosteatoda Obscurpholcomma Pholcommatinae Phoroncidia Platnickina Praetereuryopis Pronepos Protosteatoda Pseudoteutana Rugapholcomma Spinisinus Spinitharinus Spintharus Steatoda Stemmops Styposis Succinobertus Succinura Theridion Theridium Thyelia Ulesanis Unispinatoda Vicipholcomma

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Type: Theridion

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Colombia (1 collection), the Dominican Republic (1), Madagascar (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (5), Germany (1), Mexico (7)

• Oligocene of France (3)

• Eocene of Denmark (2), Germany (8), Lithuania (1), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (24), Ukraine (3), the United Kingdom (1)

• Cretaceous of China (1), Myanmar (1)

Total: 63 collections including 358 occurrences

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