Checklist of British Spiders

A comprehensive checklist of British spiders (Class Arachnida; Order Araneae), including accepted scientific names and some common names and synonymy. The list is largely based upon "A revised check list of British Spiders" (Peter Merrett and John A. Murp

The list is a significantly updated and expanded version of the 2002 RA65 list. Additions and changes were made by Peter Harvey and John Tweddle.

This list contains 654 species

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British Arachnological Society
Last updated:
31 October 2007 
are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere.
Common name:
A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
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