Family: Araneidae Clerck,1757 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0102] Detail
Gen. Backobourkia Framenau, Dupérré, Blackledge & Vink, 2010 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:03958] Detail
B. Framenau et al., 2010: 89, type Eriophora heroine (L. Koch, 1871).
In synonymy:
Backobourkia annulata (Keyserling, 1886, T from Araneus, where omitted by Roewer) = Backobourkia heroine (L. Koch, 1871) (Dondale, 1966: 1168, sub Araneus).
Backobourkia reversa (Hogg, 1914, T from Araneus) = Backobourkia collina (Keyserling, 1886) (Framenau et al., 2010: 99).
Backobourkia ventricosella (Roewer, 1942, T from Araneus) = Backobourkia heroine (L. Koch, 1871) (Paquin et al., 2008d: 4, sub Eriophora; N.B.: possibly a S of B. brouni rather than B. heroine).
Backobourkia brouni (Urquhart, 1885) | m f | Australia, New Zealand     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:043116]
Epeira brounii Urquhart, 1885: 32, pl. 10, f. 5a-d (Df, not m, =Eriophora pustulosa).
Epeira brounii indistincta Urquhart, 1885: 33 (D).
Epeira orientalis Urquhart, 1887: 79, pl. 7, f. 3, 3a (m, misidentified).
Araneus brouni Dalmas, 1917a: 383, f. 47-48, 50 (mf).
Araneus heroine Dondale, 1966: 1166, f. 2A-C (mf, misidentified, in part).
Araneus heroine Gibbs, 1982: 4, f. 1 (f, misidentified).
Eriophora heroine Court & Forster, 1988: 100, f. 352, 504-506, 508-513 (Tmf from Araneus, misidentified, S, rejected; see note under Neoscona orientalis).
Backobourkia brounii Framenau et al., 2010: 96, f. 1A-B, 5C-D, 10A-G (removed mf from S of B. heroine, contra Court & Forster, 1988: 100).
Backobourkia brounii Paquin, Vink & Dupérré, 2010: 48, f. 25.7-8 (mf).
Backobourkia collina (Keyserling, 1886) | m f | Australia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015876]
Epeira transmarina L. Koch, 1871: 59, pl. 5, f. 2 (f, misidentified, in part).
Epeira collina Keyserling, 1886a: 141, pl. 11, f. 5 (Df).
Araneus reversus Hogg, 1914b: 77, pl. 1, f. 5 (Df) [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015164].
Eriophora collina Archer, 1951a: 21 (Tf from Araneus).
Backobourkia collina Framenau et al., 2010: 99, f. 5E-F, 12A-G (Tf from Eriophora, Dm, S).
Backobourkia heroine (L. Koch, 1871) * | m f | Australia (mainland, Norfolk Is.), New Caledonia, possibly New Zealand     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015881]
Epeira heroine L. Koch, 1871: 51, pl. 4, f. 2 (Df).
Epeira transmarina L. Koch, 1871: 59, pl. 5, f. 2 (f, misidentified, in part).
Epeira heroine Keyserling, 1886a: 138, pl. 11, f. 3 (Dm).
Epeira annulata Keyserling, 1886a: 141 (Df).
Epeira ventriosa Urquhart, 1892b: 243, [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015278] (Df; preoccupied by Epeira ventriosa Urquhart, 1891, not by Epeira ventricosa L. Koch, 1878).
Aranea ventricosella Roewer, 1942a: 835 (replacement name for "Epeira ventricosa Urquhart" which is just a lapsus, but since the intended Urquhart name is actually preoccupied, Roewer's replacement name can be used).
Araneus heroine Dondale, 1966: 1166, f. 2A-C (mf, S; N.B.: some specimens belong to B. brouni).
Araneus heroine Hickman, 1967: 65, f. 115-117 (mf; N.B.: some specimens may belong to B. brouni).
Eriophora heroine Paquin et al., 2008d: 4 (S).
Backobourkia heroine Framenau et al., 2010: 92, f. 1C-E, 4A-D, 5A-B, 6A-K, 7A-C, 8A-C (Tmf from Eriophora).
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