Taxon details

Zelotes tenuis (L. Koch, 1866)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-09-21
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Mediterranean and Central Europe to Russia (Caucasus). Introduced to Galapagos Is., USA
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main (SMF), Germany (data base search of type material, 11.01.2019); Prosthesima pyrethri Strand, 1915, 1 m (2881-107)
  • Syntype: Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH), Oxford, UK; 1m 1f (B267 t99, B332 t98) of Zelotes pallidus (FitzPatrick, 2007)
Taxonomic references
Drassus tenuis L. Koch, 1866: 101, pl. 4, f. 65-66 (Dm).
Prosthesima pallida O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874a: 383, pl. 51, f. 11 (Dmf).
Prosthesima circumspecta Simon, 1878a: 94, pl. 14, f. 26 (Dmf).
Prosthesima fusco-testacea Simon, 1878a: 97, pl. 14, f. 31 (Df) [].
Prosthesima circumspecta Chyzer & Kulczyński, 1897: 205, pl. 8, f. 2, 20 (mf).
Zelotes circumspectus Simon, 1914: 157, 168, 219, f. 295-296, 342-343 (mf).
Zelotes fuscotestaceus Simon, 1914: 168, 218, f. 344 (f).
Prosthesima pyrethi Strand, 1915c: 141 (Dm).
Zelotes circumspectus Denis, 1952f: 123, f. 20 (m).
Zelotes fuscotestaceus Denis, 1952f: 123, f. 19 (f).
Zelotes circumspectus Jézéquel, 1962b: 604, f. 27 (f).
Zelotes fuscotestaceus Jézéquel, 1962b: 604, f. 30 (f).
Zelotes circumspectus Ledoux, 1963: 100, f. 1 (f).
Zelotes pallidus Platnick & Shadab, 1983a: 185, f. 259-262 (mf, S of Zelotes circumspectus).
Zelotes tenuis Platnick, 1989b: 489 (S of Zelotes pallidus).
Zelotes tenuis Melic, 1994a: 114, f. 3-5 (mf).
Zelotes tenuis Levy, 1998c: 131, f. 78-81 (mf, S of Zelotes pyrethri).
Zelotes tenuis Deltshev, 2003: 137, f. 9-10 (f, S, rejected; not f. 8, =Z. babunaensis).
Zelotes tenuis Kovblyuk, 2005b: 10, f. 6.4-7, 7.1-2 (mf; not f. 6.1-3, 7.3-4, =Z. fulvaster).
Zelotes tenuis Seyyar, Topçu & Demir, 2006: 119, f. 6 (f).
Zelotes tenuis Hepner & Milasowszky, 2007: 18, f. 1-2 (f).
Zelotes tenuis FitzPatrick, 2007: 120, f. 77-80 (mf).
Zelotes tenuis Wunderlich, 2011: 407, f. 23-24 (mf).
Zelotes tenuis Senglet, 2011: 523, f. 40-49, 72 (mf, S of Zelotes fuscotestaceus).
Zelotes tenuis Ponomarev et al., 2017: 161, f. 10-15 (mf).
Zelotes tenuis Gajdoš, Černecká & Šestáková, 2019: 58, f. 11-18 (mf).
Zelotes tenuis Lecigne, 2023: 13, f. 7C-D (m).

Chyzer, C. & Kulczyński, W. (1897). Araneae Hungariae. Tomus II. Academia Scientarum Hungaricae, Budapest, pp. 147-366, Pl. VI-X. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Deltshev, C. (2003). A critical review of the spider species (Araneae) described by P. Drensky in the period 1915-1942 from the Balkans. Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 90: 135-150. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Denis, J. (1952f). Notes d'aranéologie marocaine. I. Les Zelotes du Maroc. Revue Française d'Entomologie 19: 113-126. download pdf -- Show included taxa

FitzPatrick, M. J. (2007). A taxonomic revision of the Afrotropical species of Zelotes (Arachnida: Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 14(3): 97-172. doi:10.13156/arac.2011.14.3.97 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gajdoš, P., Černecká, Ľ. & Šestáková, A. (2019). Pannonic salt marshes revealed six new spiders to Slovakia (Araneae: Gnaphosidae, Linyphiidae, Lycosidae, Theridiidae). Biológia (Bratislava) 74(1): 53-64. doi:10.2478/s11756-018-0145-z download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hepner, M. & Milasowszky, N. (2007). Zelotes tenuis (Araneae: Gnaphosidae), neu für Österreich. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 33: 18-20. doi:10.5431/aramit3304 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Jézéquel, J. F. (1962b). Contribution à l'étude des Zelotes femelles (Araneidea [sic], Labidognatha, Gnaphosidae) de la fauna française (2e note). Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris (2) 33: 594-610. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, L. (1866). Die Arachniden-Familie der Drassiden. Nürnberg, Hefte 1-6, pp. 1-304. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kovblyuk, M. M. (2005b). Little-known species of the genus Zelotes (Aranei, Gnaphosidae) from Crimea. Vestnik Zoologii 39: 3-14. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lecigne, S. (2023). New contribution to the spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) of Kerkyra (Corfu) and update of the provisional checklist of species from the Ionian Island. Journal of the Belgian Arachnological Society 38(1, supplement): 1-51. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Ledoux, J.-C. (1963). Sur quelques araignées récoltées près d'Avignon et de Montpellier. Entomologiste 19: 100-101. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. (1998c). The ground-spider genera Setaphis, Trachyzelotes, Zelotes, and Drassyllus (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 44: 93-158. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Melic, A. (1994a). Arañas nuevas o de interés de la fauna ibérica (Arachnida: Araneae): Notas aracnológicas aragonesas, 2. Zapateri, Revista Aragonesa de Entomología 4: 109-118. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1874a). On some new species of Drassides. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 42(3): 370-419, pl. 51-52. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1874.tb02495.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Platnick, N. I. & Shadab, M. U. (1983a). A revision of the American spiders of the genus Zelotes (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 174: 97-191. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Platnick, N. I. (1989b). Advances in spider taxonomy 1981-1987: a supplement to Brignoli's A catalogue of the Araneae described between 1940 and 1981. Manchester University Press, 673 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Ponomarev, A. V., Alekseev, S. K., Kozminykh, V. O. & Shmatko, V. Y. (2017). Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Stavropol Province, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 26(2): 155-173. doi:10.15298/arthsel.26.2.09 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Senglet, A. (2011). New species in the Zelotes tenuis-group and new or little known species in other Zelotes groups (Gnaphosidae, Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 118: 513-559. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Seyyar, O., Topçu, A. & Demir, H. (2006). New records of ground spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) from Anatolia. Zoology in the Middle East 38: 118-120. doi:10.1080/09397140.2006.10638175 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1878a). Les arachnides de France. Tome quatrième, contenant la famille des Drassidae. Roret, Paris, 334 pp., pl. 14-16. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1914). Les arachnides de France. Synopsis générale et catalogue des espèces françaises de l'ordre des Araneae. Tome VI. 1re partie. Roret, Paris, pp. 1-308. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Strand, E. (1915c). Dritte Mitteilung über Spinnen aus Palästina, gesammelt von Herrn Dr J. Aharoni. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 81(A2): 134-171. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wunderlich, J. (2011). Extant and fossil spiders (Araneae). Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 1-640. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2023-09-21 New taxonomic reference entry Lecigne, 2023 n/a
2022-07-11 Taxonomic reference assigned to new taxon Taxonomic reference entry assigned to Zelotes fulvaster (Simon, 1878)
2022-07-11 Species distribution update Zamani, Nadolny & Dolejš, 2022 n/a (Old value)
2019-01-06 New taxonomic reference entry Gajdoš, Černecká & Šestáková, 2019 n/a
2017-07-20 New taxonomic reference entry Zamani & Mozaffarian, 2017 n/a
2017-07-20 Species distribution update Zamani & Mozaffarian, 2017 n/a (Old value)
2017-06-22 New taxonomic reference entry Ponomarev et al., 2017 n/a
2017-06-22 Species distribution update Ponomarev et al., 2017 n/a (Old value)