Taxon details

Hersilia caudata Audouin, 1826

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Cape Verde Is., West Africa to China
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (MRAC/RMCA), Belgium (database excerpt, Feb. 2019); Hersilia hirtiventris Benoit, 1967 (120872)
Taxonomic references
Hersilia caudata Audouin, 1826: 318, pl. 1, f. 8 (Df).
Hersilia caudata C. L. Koch, 1843: 103, f. 824 (f).
Hersilia caudata O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876b: 560, pl. 58, f. 6.
Hersilia diversa O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876b: 561 (Dj).
Hersilia caudata Simon, 1893a: 446, f. 418-423.
Hersilia caudata Kulczyński, 1901a: 18, pl. 1, f. 18-19 (f, Dm).
Hersilia hirtiventris Benoit, 1967b: 23, f. 6-7 (Df).
Hersilia caudata Benoit, 1967b: 34, f. 37, 40, 44 (mf, S).
Hersilia caudata Benoit, 1971: 152 (S).
Hersilia caudata Baehr & Baehr, 1993b: 17, f. 1, 15a-f (mf).
Hersilia caudata Baehr, 1998: 63, f. 1d (m).
Hersilia caudata Levy, 2003: 21, f. 41-46 (mf).
Hersilia caudata Rheims, Brescovit & van Harten, 2004: 336, f. 1-3, 7-15 (mf).
Hersilia caudata Rheims & Brescovit, 2004a: 208, f. 11, 30, 36, 51-54 (mf).
Hersilia caudata Foord & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2006: 59, f. 132-138, 200 (mf).
Hersilia caudata El-Hennawy, 2010: 25, f. 1-3 (mf).
Hersilia caudata Sallam, 2012a: 176, f. 1a-c (mf).

Audouin, V. (1826). Explication sommaire des planches d'arachnides de l'Égypte et de la Syrie. In: "Description de l'Égypte, ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée franҫaise, publié par les ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand.". Histoire Naturelle 1(4): 1-339 (arachnids, pp. 99-186). [for year of publication and authorship see Sherbourn, 1897, Tollitt, 1986 and ICZN 1987b; a second edition was publ. in 1829, with different pagination: arachnids, pp. 291-430] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Baehr, M. & Baehr, B. (1993b). The Hersiliidae of the Oriental Region including New Guinea. Taxonomy, phylogeny, zoogeography (Arachnida, Araneae). Spixiana 19(Suppl.): 1-96. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Baehr, B. (1998). The genus Hersilia: phylogeny and distribution in Australia and New Guinea (Arachnida, Araneae, Hersiliidae). In: Selden, P. A. (ed.) Proceedings of the 17th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Edinburgh 1997. Edinburgh, pp. 61-65. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Benoit, P. L. G. (1967b). Révision des espèces africaines du genre Hersilia Sav. et Aud. (Aran.-Hersiliidae). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 76: 1-36. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Benoit, P. L. G. (1971). Notules arachnologiques africaines I. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 83: 147-158. download pdf -- Show included taxa

El-Hennawy, H. K. (2010). Hersiliidae of Sudan (Araneida: Hersiliidae). Serket 12: 23-31. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Foord, S. H. & Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S. (2006). A revision of the Afrotropical species of Hersilia Audouin (Araneae: Hersiliidae). Zootaxa 1347: 1-92. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1347.1.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, C. L. (1843). Die Arachniden. C. H. Zeh'sche Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, Zehnter Band, pp. 37-142, pl. 337-360 (f. 777-849). doi:10.5962/bhl.title.43744 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kulczyński, W. (1901a). Arachnoidea in Colonia Erythraea a Dre K. M. Levander collecta. Rozprawy i Sprawozdania z Posiedzen Wydzialu Matematyczno Przyrodniczego Akademji Umiejetnosci, Krakow 41: 1-64. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. (2003). Spiders of the families Anyphaenidae, Hahniidae, Ctenidae, Zoridae, and Hersiliidae (Araneae) from Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 49: 1-31. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1876b). Catalogue of a collection of spiders made in Egypt, with descriptions of new species and characters of a new genus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 44(3): 541-630, pl. 58-60. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1876.tb02595.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Rheims, C. A. & Brescovit, A. D. (2004a). Revision and cladistic analysis of the spider family Hersiliidae (Arachnida, Araneae) with emphasis on Neotropical and Nearctic species. Insect Systematics & Evolution 35(2): 189-239. doi:10.1163/187631204788912355 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Rheims, C. A., Brescovit, A. D. & Harten, A. van (2004). Hersiliidae (Araneae) from Yemen, with description of a new species of Hersilia Audouin, 1826 from Socotra Island. Fauna of Arabia 20: 335-347. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Sallam, G. M. E. (2012a). Redescription of two tailed spider, Hersilia caudata Savigny, 1825 (Araneae, Hersiliidae) from Egypt. Indian Journal of Arachnology 1(1): 175-181. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1893a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 257-488. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

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