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1 November 2005 On the Validity of the Japanese Spider Genus Metimorpha (Araneae, Araneidae)
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The monotypic Japanese spider genus Metimorpha Strand, 1906 is known only from the juvenile holotype of M. tullia Bösenberg and Strand, 1906. The genus is not a tetragnathid as currently catalogued, nor a nephilid as tentatively suggested in the original description. Metimorpha is transferred to Araneidae, but the name is proposed as a nomen dubium.

Matjaž Kuntner "On the Validity of the Japanese Spider Genus Metimorpha (Araneae, Araneidae)," Zoological Science 22(11), 1277-1278, (1 November 2005). https://doi.org/10.2108/zsj.22.1277
Received: 22 June 2005; Accepted: 1 September 2005; Published: 1 November 2005
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