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

Gen. Gasteracantha Sundevall , 1833 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01484 ]
N.B.: not a senior synonym of Aetrocantha Karsch, 1879, Isoxya Simon, 1885, or Acrosomoides Simon, 1887 (Benoit, 1962a: 14, 43, 45); or of Actinacantha Simon, 1864, Macracantha Simon, 1864, Augusta O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1877, Thelacantha van Hasselt, 1882, Afracantha Dahl, 1914, Austracantha Dahl, 1914, Hypsacantha Dahl, 1914 or Togacantha Dahl, 1914 (Emerit, 1974: 28-31, contra Benoit, 1962a: 14); considered a senior synonym of Paurotylus Tullgren, 1910 (transferred here from the Theridiidae by Levi & Levi, 1962: 25) by Emerit, 1982c: 458, contra Benoit, 1964a: 47, who considered that genus a junior synonym of Aetrocantha Karsch, 1879 instead; considered a senior synonym of Bunocrania Thorell, 1878 by Levi, 1996b: 140.
Status: accepted
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2017-10-01
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Sundevall, 1833b
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Counts Status
101accepted
22synonym
3nomen nudum
1nomen dubium
Reference

Sundevall, C. J. (1833b). Conspectus Arachnidum. Londini Gothorum, pp. 1-39. download pdf

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