Family: Araneidae Clerck,1757 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0102] Back

Gen. Araneus Clerck , 1757 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01440 ]
N.B.: generic name validated by ICZN Direction 104, type species designated by ICZN Opinion 2224; not a senior synonym of Alpaida O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1889 (Levi, 1976: 388) or Molinaranea Mello-Leitão, 1940g: 237, type M. molinai Mello-Leitão, 1940 [=M. cinaberina (Nicolet, 1849)] (Levi, 1991a: 177, contra Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1963: 107); considered a senior synonym of Cathaistela Archer, 1958: 16, type Araneus ventricosus (L. Koch, 1878) by Yaginuma, 1959c: 28 (N.B.: spelling Catheisthela in Brignoli, 1983c: 250 is a lapsus); of Amamrotypus Archer, 1951a: 17, type A. mammatus Archer, 1951, Cambridgepeira Archer, 1951b: 2, type Araneus detrimentosus (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1889), Conaranea Archer, 1951b: 5, type Araneus excelsus (Banks, 1896) [=A. bispinosus (Keyserling, 1885)] (considered instead a junior synonym of Atea C. L. Koch, 1837 by Archer, 1951c: 3), Conepeira Archer, 1951b: 12, type Araneus miniatus (Walckenaer, 1841) and Neosconella F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903 (contra Archer, 1951a: 38) by Levi, 1973: 478; and of Atea C. L. Koch, 1837 by Levi, 1991a: 171, contra Grasshoff, 1976: 150.
Status: accepted
Last updated
2018-09-23
Described in
Clerck, 1757
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Species counts
Counts Status
642accepted
106synonym
1nomen nudum
91nomen dubium
11homonym replaced
Reference

Clerck, C. (1757). Svenska spindlar, uti sina hufvud-slågter indelte samt under några och sextio särskildte arter beskrefne och med illuminerade figurer uplyste. Stockholmiae, 154 pp. download pdf

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