Family: Araneidae Clerck,1757 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0102] Detail
In synonymy:
Trichocharis Simon, 1895 = Caerostris Thorell, 1868 (Grasshoff, 1984: 727)
Gen. Caerostris Thorell, 1868 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01450] Detail
N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Trichocharis Simon, 1895 by Grasshoff, 1984: 727.
Transferred to other genera:
Caerostris basilissa (Thorell, 1899) -- see Megaraneus
Caerostris bhabanii Tikader, 1970 -- see Poltys
In synonymy:
Caerostris albescens Pocock, 1900 = Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 746, sub C. vinsoni).
Caerostris albescens flavicomis Simon, 1903 = Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 747, sub C. vinsoni).
Caerostris albiceps O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1890 = Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 746, sub C. vinsoni).
Caerostris albopubescens Strand, 1906 = Caerostris mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
Caerostris amanica Strand, 1907 = Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 747, 762, sub C. vinsoni).
Caerostris avernalis Butler, 1878 = Caerostris mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
Caerostris bankana Strand, 1915 = Caerostris extrusa Butler, 1882 (Grasshoff, 1984: 752).
Caerostris bimaculata Strand, 1907 = Caerostris corticosa Pocock, 1902 (Grasshoff, 1984: 751).
Caerostris columnifer Pocock, 1902 = Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 747, sub C. vinsoni).
Caerostris darlingi Pocock, 1902 = Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 747, sub C. vinsoni).
Caerostris excellens Butler, 1882 = Caerostris cowani Butler, 1882 (Grasshoff, 1984: 755).
Caerostris femoralis Thorell, 1899 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
Caerostris hnatiukae Roberts, 1983 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 737).
Caerostris insularis Strand, 1913 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
Caerostris keyserlingi Thorell, 1868 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
Caerostris kibonotensis Tullgren, 1910 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
Caerostris mimica Strand, 1906 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
Caerostris mitralis humilis Thorell, 1868 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
Caerostris mitralis turrigera Thorell, 1868 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
Caerostris petersi Karsch, 1878 = Caerostris mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
Caerostris retorta Butler, 1882 = Caerostris mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
Caerostris rugosa Karsch, 1878 = Caerostris mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
Caerostris schubotzi Strand, 1913 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
Caerostris simata Bösenberg & Lenz, 1895 = Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 746, sub C. vinsoni).
Caerostris stygiana Butler, 1879 = Caerostris mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
Caerostris subsimata Strand, 1906 = Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 747, sub C. vinsoni).
Caerostris tuberculosa (Vinson, 1863) = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
Caerostris turriger Pocock, 1900 = Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 746, sub C. vinsoni).
Caerostris vinsoni Thorell, 1868 = Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Levi, 1996b: 93).
Caerostris voeltzkowi Strand, 1916 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 737).
Caerostris wahlbergi Thorell, 1868 = Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
Nomina dubia:
Caerostris junior Strand, 1913a: 382 (m, Central Africa) -- Grasshoff, 1984: 763.
Caerostris rutenbergi Karsch, 1881h: 191, pl. 12, f. A (j, Madagascar) -- Grasshoff, 1984: 763.
Caerostris subamanica Caporiacco, 1940c: 829, f. 33 (j, Ethiopia) -- Grasshoff, 1984: 763.
Caerostris almae Gregorič, 2015 | m f | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:048160]
Caerostris almae Gregorič, in Gregorič et al., 2015b: 298, f. 1K-L, 3A-K, 4A-J (Dmf).
Caerostris bojani Gregorič, 2015 | f | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:048161]
Caerostris bojani Gregorič, in Gregorič et al., 2015b: 302, f. 1E-H, 5A-J, 6A-H (Df).
Caerostris corticosa Pocock, 1902 | f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015474]
Caerostris corticosa Pocock, 1902b: 326, f. C (Df).
Caerostris bimaculata Strand, 1907a: 535 (Df).
Caerostris bimaculata Strand, 1907n: 636 (Df).
Caerostris corticosa Grasshoff, 1984: 751, f. 26-27 (f, S).
Caerostris cowani Butler, 1882 | f | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015475]
Caerostris cowani Butler, 1882: 103, pl. 6, f. 4 (Df).
Caerostris excellens Butler, 1882: 105, pl. 6, f. 5 (Df).
Caerostris cowani Grasshoff, 1984: 755, f. 34-36 (f, S).
Caerostris darwini Kuntner & Agnarsson, 2010 | m f | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:043500]
Caerostris darwini Kuntner & Agnarsson, 2010: 6, f. 2A-C, 4D-E, 5A-B, 6A-F (Dmf).
Caerostris ecclesiigera Butler, 1882 | f | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015476]
Caerostris ecclesiigera Butler, 1882: 102, pl. 6, f. 1-2 (Df).
Caerostris ecclesiigera Grasshoff, 1984: 754, f. 31-33 (f).
Caerostris extrusa Butler, 1882 | f | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015477]
Caerostris extrusa Butler, 1882: 100, pl. 6, f. 3 (Df).
Caerostris bankana Strand, 1915d: 225 (Df).
Caerostris extrusa Grasshoff, 1984: 752, f. 28-30 (f, S).
Caerostris hirsuta (Simon, 1895) | f | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015478]
Trichocharis hirsuta Simon, 1895a: 835 (Df).
Caerostris hirsuta Grasshoff, 1984: 756, f. 4, 39 (f).
Caerostris indica Strand, 1915 | f | Myanmar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015479]
Caerostris paradoxa Pocock, 1900a: 231, f. 77 (f, misidentified).
Caerostris indica Strand, 1915d: 226 (Df).
Caerostris indica Grasshoff, 1984: 760, f. 41 (f).
Caerostris linnaeus Gregorič, 2015 | f | Mozambique     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:048162]
Caerostris linnaeus Gregorič et al., 2015b: 303, f. 1I-J, 7A-E (Df).
Caerostris mayottensis Grasshoff, 1984 | f | Comoros     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015480]
Caerostris mayottensis Grasshoff, 1984: 756, f. 37-38 (Df).
Caerostris mitralis (Vinson, 1863) * | m f | Central Africa, Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015481]
Epeira paradoxa Doleschall, 1859: 37, pl. 9, f. 11, pl. 10, f. 8 (Df; preoccupied by Lucas, 1846).
Epeira mitralis Vinson, 1863: 230, 314, pl. 9, f. 2-4 (Df).
Caerostris rugosa Karsch, 1878a: 323, pl. 1, f. 8 (Df).
Caerostris petersii Karsch, 1878a: 324, pl. 1, f. 7 (Df).
Caerostris avernalis Butler, 1879a: 799, f. 1-3 (Df).
Caerostris stygiana Butler, 1880: 731, pl. 58, f. 4 (Df).
Caerostris paradoxa Butler, 1880: 732, pl. 57, f. 5 (f).
Caerostris retorta Butler, 1882: 101, pl. 6, f. 6 (Df).
Caerostris petersi Simon, 1895a: 831, f. 874 (f).
Caerostris avernalis Simon, 1895a: 831, f. 880.
Caerostris mitralis Simon, 1895a: 834.
Caerostris paradoxa Workman, 1896: 25, pl. 25 (f).
Caerostris mitralis Simon, 1902b: 215, f. C.
Caerostris albopubescens Strand, 1906b: 688 (Df).
Caerostris mitralis Grasshoff, 1984: 743, f. 10, 13, 19-21, 45 (mf, S).
Caerostris pero Gregorič, 2015 | f | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:048163]
Caerostris pero Gregorič, in Gregorič et al., 2015b: 304, f. 1D, 8A-H (Df).
Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) | m f | Africa, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles (Aldabra)     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015482]
Aranea sexcuspidata Fabricius, 1793: 427 (Df).
Epeira imperialis Walckenaer, 1805: 67.
Gasteracantha sexcuspidata C. L. Koch, 1837a: 36, f. 271 (f).
Epeira imperialis Walckenaer, 1841: 147, pl. 18, f. 1 (Df).
Eurysoma sexcuspidata C. L. Koch, 1850: 9.
Epeira tuberculosa Vinson, 1863: 228, 314, pl. 14, f. 2 (Df).
Caerostris mitralis humilis Thorell, 1868b: 4 (Df).
Caerostris mitralis turrigera Thorell, 1868b: 4 (Df).
Caerostris wahlbergii Thorell, 1868b: 7 (Df).
Caerostris keyserlingii Thorell, 1868b: 7 (Df).
Caerostris rutenbergi Lenz, 1886: 384 (f, misidentified).
Caerostris tuberculosa Lenz, 1886: 384.
Caerostris sexcuspidata Simon, 1895a: 831, f. 876-879, 881-882 (f, Dm).
Caerostris femoralis Thorell, 1899: 63 (Df).
Caerostris argostictus Pocock, 1900g: 855, pl. 55, f. 5 (Df).
Caerostris mimicus Strand, 1906b: 624 (Df).
Caerostris tuberculosa Strand, 1908f: 470.
Caerostris sexcuspidata Tullgren, 1910: 167, pl. 4, f. 121 (f).
Caerostris kibonotensis Tullgren, 1910: 168, pl. 4, f. 122 (Dmf).
Caerostris schubotzi Strand, 1913a: 383 (Df).
Caerostris insularis Strand, 1913a: 384 (Df).
Caerostris tuberculosa Strand, 1916b: 62.
Caerostris voeltzkowi Strand, 1916d: 119 (Df).
Caerostris hnatiukae Roberts, 1983: 280, f. 215-221 (Dm).
Caerostris sexcuspidata Grasshoff, 1984: 736, f. 8-9, 11, 14-18, 46-47 (mf, S).
Caerostris sumatrana Strand, 1915 | m f | India to China, Borneo     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015483]
Caerostris paradoxa Simon, 1895a: 831, f. 875 (misidentified).
Caerostris sumatrana Strand, 1915d: 225 (Df).
Caerostris paradoxa Tikader, 1982a: 132, f. 247-250 (f).
Caerostris sumatrana Grasshoff, 1984: 758, f. 5, 40, 48 (f).
Caerostris paradoxa Yin et al., 1997d: 212, f. 130a-c (f).
Caerostris sumatrana Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 262, f. 154C-E (f).
Caerostris sumatrana Jäger, 2007: 37, f. 10-17 (f, Dm).
Caerostris sumatrana Sen et al., 2015: 112, f. 647-651, pl. 22 (f).
Caerostris tinamaze Gregorič, 2015 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:048164]
Caerostris tinamaze Gregorič, in Gregorič et al., 2015b: 306, f. 9A-K (Dmf).
Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866) | m f | Central, Southern Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015484]
Eurysoma vicina Blackwall, 1866: 465 (Df).
Caerostris vinsonii Thorell, 1868b: 8 (Df).
Caerostris albiceps O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1891b: 628, pl. 53, f. 8 (Df).
Caerostris simata Bösenberg & Lenz, 1895: 46, pl. 2, f. 27 (Df).
Caerostris nodulosa Pocock, 1898g: 514, pl. 41, f. 7 (Dmf).
Caerostris turriger Pocock, 1900g: 837, pl. 57, f. 15 (Df; preoccupied by C. mitralis turrigera Thorell, 1868).
Caerostris albescens Pocock, 1900g: 856, pl. 57, f. 16 (Df).
Caerostris darlingi Pocock, 1902b: 327, f. D (Df).
Caerostris columnifer Pocock, 1902b: 328 (replacement name for C. turrigera).
Caerostris albescens Simon, 1902b: 215, f. A-B.
Caerostris albescens flavicomis Simon, 1903e: 90 (Df).
Caerostris subsimata Strand, 1906h: 64 (Df).
Caerostris amanica Strand, 1907a: 536 (Df).
Caerostris amanica Strand, 1907n: 638 (Df).
Caerostris simata Strand, 1907n: 641.
Caerostris vinsoni Grasshoff, 1984: 746, f. 1-3, 6-7, 12, 22-25, 43-44 (mf, S).
Caerostris vicina Levi, 1996b: 93 (Tf from Paraplectana, Sm).
Caerostris wallacei Gregorič, Blackledge, Agnarsson & Kuntner, 2015 | f | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:048165]
Caerostris wallacei Gregorič et al., 2015b: 307, f. 10A-C (Df).
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