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type genus

n.
The taxonomic genus that is designated as representative of the family to which it belongs.

type genus

Any taxonomic genus selected as being representative of the family to which it belongs.

type genus

the genus from which the name of the family or subfamily is derived.
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Griswold also indicates that the problem of defining Amaurobiidae becomes one of discovering synapomorphies and any taxon assigned to the Amaurobiidae should be demonstrably related to the type genus of the family, Amaurobius C.L.
Ennius falls in the subclade of Myrochea StAl, the type genus of the tribe Myrocheini StAl with the genera Kyrtalus Van Duzee, Neococalus Bergroth, Humria Linnavuori, Erachtheus StAl, Dellegorguella Spinola, Ennius, Munshiana Ahmad and Kamaluddin, Stysicoris Ahmad and Kamaluddin, Dorpius Distant and Myrochea with clearcut synapomorphies i.
Etymology.--The generic epithet prefix is from Latin scalpell-, referring to the shape of the forewing, and Aboilus, the type genus of the subfamily.
The name is currently used as a valid generic name in Opiliones as the type genus of the family Oncopodidae Thorell 1876 (Schwendinger & Martens 2004).
The designation as tribe, also used by Storozhenko (198G) and later Stolyarov (1994), was accepted by Otte (1997), but without giving an authorship, without (!) including the type genus Drymadusa and without incorporating many other genera mentioned by Sergeev.
Beginning with the redefinition of the family along with a revision of its type genus Trechalea Thorell 1869 (Carico 1993), the goal was to reveal the taxonomy of the remaining members of this unique family through revisions of the included genera.
Type genus: Chauliodites Heer, 1864 with 11 species from the Severodvinian--Olenekian of Russia, Induan of Mongolia, Olenekian of Germany, Anisian of France and Middle Triassic of China (Aristov, 2003, 2004b, 2008).
Etymology.--Bur derived from Burma, the former name of Myanmar, and lagonomegops, the type genus of the family.