Taxon details

Staveleya pusilla (Menge, 1869)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-07-10
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Central Europe and Italy to Greece and Ukraine
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel (NMB), Switzerland (database search of type material, 08.04.2019); Cnephalocotes dahli Lessert, 1909, 1 m (NMB-ARAN-00775 a)
  • Paratype: National Museum – Natural History Museum, Praha (NMP), Czech Republic; 7f (P6E-2927) of Mecopisthes perpusillus (Růžička et al., 2005)
Taxonomic references
Microneta pusilla Menge, 1869: 232, pl. 45, f. 130 (Dmf).
Cnephalocotes dahli Lessert, 1909: 80, f. 1-4 (Dm) [].
Cnephalocotes dahli Lessert, 1910b: 139, f. 84-87 (m).
Mecopisthes perpusillus Miller, 1966: 149, pl. I, f. 1-16 (Dmf).
Mecopisthes dahli Miller, 1971: 270, pl. LXI, f. 30-32 (mf, removed from S of M. silus, S of Mecopisthes perpusillus).
Mecopisthes pusillus Wunderlich, 1972b: 300 (S of Mecopisthes dahli; rejected by Millidge, 1978a: 119).
Hypsocephalus dahli Millidge, 1978a: 119, f. 23, 26-27, 32, 37, 40, 43 (Tmf from Mecopisthes, rejected S with M. p., that name considered a nomen dubium).
Hypsocephalus dahli Frick, 2008: 35, f. 1-2 (mf).
Hypsocephalus pusillus Frick & Staręga, 2009: 12 (removed from nomen dubium, S of Hypsocephalus dahli).
Hypsocephalus dahli Gnelitsa, 2009a: 193, f. 3a-g (mf).
Staveleya pusilla Sherwood, 2021d: 65 (T from Hypsocephalus).
Staveleya pusilla Roušar, 2022c: 20, f. 2A-B (mf).

Frick, H. (2008). First record of Hypsocephalus dahli in Switzerland with a review of its distribution, ecology and taxonomy (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 35: 35-44. doi:10.5431/aramit3505 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Frick, H. & Staręga, W. (2009). Hypsocephalus dahli is a junior synonym of Microneta pusilla (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 37: 12-14. doi:10.5431/aramit3703 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gnelitsa, V. A. (2009a). A survey of Crimean Linyphiidae (Aranei). 1. On seven rare and little known linyphiids from Crimea. Arthropoda Selecta 17: 191-202. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lessert, R. de (1909). Note sur deux araignées nouvelles de la famille des Argiopidae. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 17: 79-83. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lessert, R. de (1910b). Catalogue des invertebres de la Suisse. Fasc. 3, Araignées. Musée d'histoire naturelle de Genève, 635 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Menge, A. (1869). Preussische Spinnen. III. Abtheilung. Schriften der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Danzig (N. F.) 2: 219-264. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Miller, F. (1966). Einige neue oder unvollkommen bekannte Zwergspinnen (Micryphantidae) aus der Tschechoslowakei (Araneidea). Acta Entomologica Bohemoslovaca 63: 149-164. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Miller, F. (1971). Pavouci-Araneida. Klíč zvířeny ČSSR 4: 51-306. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Millidge, A. F. (1978a). The genera Mecopisthes Simon and Hypsocephalus n.gen. and their phylogenetic relationships (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4(3, 1977): 113-123. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roušar, A. (2022c). Výskyt pavučenky Staveleya pusilla (Menge, 1869) také v severozápadních Čechách. Occurrence of Staveleya pusilla (Menge, 1869) also in northwestern Bohemia. Pavouk 53: 20-21. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Sherwood, D. (2021d). A replacement name for Hypsocephalus Millidge, 1978 (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Serket 18(1): 64-66. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wunderlich, J. (1972b). Zur Spinnenfauna Deutschlands, XII. Neue und seltene Arten der Linyphiidae und einige Bemerkungen zur Synonymie (Arachnida: Araneae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 53: 291-306. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2023-07-10 New taxonomic reference entry Roušar, 2022c n/a
2021-11-10 New taxonomic reference entry Sherwood, 2021d n/a
2021-11-10 Species transferred to new genus Sherwood, 2021d Species transferred from Hypsocephalus to Staveleya