Taxon details

Agelenopsis potteri (Blackwall, 1846)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-05-25
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: North America. Introduced to Ukraine, Russia (Europe, Far East), Kirgizstan, China
Type deposit provide information
  • Syntype: Zoological Museum of the Martin-Luther-University, Halle (Saale) (ZMUH), Germany (search of type material, 24.05.2019); 1m 2f (1578) of Agelenopsis albipilis Giebel, 1869
Taxonomic references
Agelena potteri Blackwall, 1846a: 43 (Dmf).
Agenelopsis albipilis Giebel, 1869a: 250 (Dmf, lapsus in generic name) [].
Agelenopsis potteri Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935b: 31 (S of Agelenopsis albipilis).
Agelena potteri Exline, 1938: 30, pl. 5, f. 42 (mf).
Agelena potteri Comstock, 1940: 602, f. 665 (m).
Agelenopsis potteri Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941a: 590, f. 3, 17, 42 (mf).
Agelenopsis potteri Kaston, 1948: 291, f. 951-953 (mf).
Agelenopsis potteri Lehtinen, 1967: 449, f. 248 (m).
Agelenopsis potteri Roth & Brame, 1972: 40, f. 53 (f).
Agelenopsis potteri Roth, 1982: 7-9, f. 53 (f).
Agelenopsis potteri Roth, 1985: B1-7, f. 53 (f).
Agelenopsis potteri Bennett, 1992: 7, f. 36-38 (f).
Agelenopsis potteri Roth, 1994: 54, f. 53 (f).
Agelenopsis potteri Paquin & Dupérré, 2003: 29, f. 114-116 (mf).
Agelenopsis potteri Whitman-Zai et al., 2015: 20, f. 5-6, 31, 46 (mf).
Agelenopsis potteri Zhang & Zhang, 2022: 55, f. 1A-C, 2A-C (m).

Bennett, R. G. (1992). The spermathecal pores of spiders with special reference to dictynoids and amaurobioids (Araneae, Araneomorphae, Araneoclada). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 123: 1-21. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Blackwall, J. (1846a). Notice of spiders captured by Professor Potter in Canada, with descriptions of such species as appear to be new to science. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 17(109, 110): 30-44, 76-82. , 10.1080/037454809495559 doi:10.1080/037454809496437 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, R. V. & Ivie, W. (1941a). North American Agelenidae of the genera Agelenopsis, Calilena, Ritalena and Tortolena. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 34(3): 585-628. doi:10.1093/aesa/34.3.585 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, R. V. & Ivie, W. (1935b). Miscellaneous new American spiders. Bulletin of the University of Utah 26(4): 1-79. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Comstock, J. H. (1940). The spider book, revised and edited by W. J. Gertsch. Cornell Univ. Press, Ithaca, 727 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Exline, H. (1938). The Araneida of Washington: Agelenidae and Hahniidae. University of Washington Publications in Biology 9(1): 1-44. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Giebel, C. G. (1869a). Über einige Spinnen aus Illinois. Zeitschrift für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 33: 248-253. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kaston, B. J. (1948). Spiders of Connecticut. Bulletin of the Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey 70: 1-874. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lehtinen, P. T. (1967). Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Annales Zoologici Fennici 4: 199-468. [second pdf: index and outline by V. D. Roth (unpubl.)] download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Paquin, P. & Dupérré, N. (2003). Guide d'identification des araignées de Québec. Fabreries, Supplement 11: 1-251. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roth, V. D. & Brame, P. L. (1972). Nearctic genera of the spider family Agelenidae (Arachnida, Araneida). American Museum Novitates 2505: 1-52. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roth, V. D. (1982). Handbook for spider identification. Published by the author, Portal, Arizona, 128 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roth, V. D. (1985). Spider genera of North America. American Arachnological Society, Gainesville. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roth, V. D. (1994). Spider Genera of North America, with Keys to Families and Genera, and a Guide to Literature, third edition. American Arachnological Society, Gainesville, 203 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Whitman-Zai, J., Francis, M., Geick, M. & Cushing, P. E. (2015). Revision and morphological phylogenetic analysis of the funnel web spider genus Agelenopsis (Araneae: Agelenidae). Journal of Arachnology 43(1): 1-25. doi:10.1636/k14-35.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zhang, W. Q. & Zhang, F. (2022). New record of Agelenopsis potteri (Blackwall, 1846) from China (Araneae, Agelenidae). Acta Arachnologica Sinica 31(1): 54-57. doi:10.3969/j.issn.1005-9628.2022.01.009 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2022-05-25 New taxonomic reference entry Zhang & Zhang, 2022 n/a
2022-05-25 Species distribution update Zhang & Zhang, 2022 n/a (Old value)
2015-04-14 New taxonomic reference entry Whitman-Zai et al., 2015 n/a