Taxon details

Minyriolus medusa (Simon, 1882)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-11-23
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: France, Italy, Austria, Croatia
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (MNHN), Paris, France; f (AR11633) of Cnephalocotes tristis (Déjean, 2022a)
Taxonomic references
Erigone medusa Simon, 1882d: 239 (Dm).
Lophocarenum medusa Simon, 1884a: 669, f. 512-514 (m, Df).
Brachycentrum medusa Chyzer & Kulczyński, 1894: 117, pl. 4, f. 38 (mf).
Lophocarenum medusa Simon, 1926: 335, 340, 480, f. 563-565 (mf).
Cnephalocotes tristis Denis, 1954c: 143, f. 4-5 (Df) [].
Pelecopsis medusa Thaler, 1972a: 45, f. 45-55 (mf).
Minyriolus medusa Millidge, 1977: 23, f. 73 (m, T from Pelecopsis).
Pelecopsis medusa Holm, 1979: 261, f. 28-29, 59-61 (m).
Minyriolus medusa Déjean, 2022a: 40, f. 1A-C, 2A-R (f, S of Cnephalocotes tristis).
Erigone medusa Frétey, 2023: 124 (year of description corrected).

Chyzer, C. & Kulczyński, W. (1894). Araneae Hungariae. Tomus II. Academia Scientarum Hungaricae, Budapest, pp. 1-151, Pl. I-V. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Déjean, S. (2022a). De araneis Galliae IV, actualisation du référentiel des araignées de France - quatrième note. Cnephalocotes tristis Denis, 1954, synonyme junior de Minyriolus medusa (Simon, 1881). Bulletin de l'Association Française d'Arachnologie 6: 39-47. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Denis, J. (1954c). Araignées des environs d'Espingo (Haute-Garonne). Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 89: 137-156. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Frétey, T. (2023). The publication dates of the printed issues of the Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France (1876–2015). Bionomina 33(1): 1-162. doi:10.11646/bionomina.33.1.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Holm, Å. (1979). A taxonomic study of European and East African species of the genera Pelecopsis and Trichopterna (Araneae, Linyphiidae), with descriptions of a new genus and two new species of Pelecopsis from Kenya. Zoologica Scripta 8(1-4): 255-278. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.1979.tb00638.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Millidge, A. F. (1977). The conformation of the male palpal organs of linyphiid spiders, and its application to the taxonomic and phylogenetic analysis of the family (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4: 1-60. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1882d). Description d'espèces nouvelles du genre Erigone. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 6(6, 1881): 233-257. [already Simon, 1884a cited this paper as of 1882, year corrected per Frétey, 2023: 11] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1884a). Les arachnides de France. Tome cinquième, deuxième et troisième partie. Roret, Paris, pp. 180-885, pl. 26-27. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1926). Les arachnides de France. Synopsis générale et catalogue des espèces françaises de l'ordre des Araneae. Tome VI. 2e partie. Roret, Paris, pp. 309-532. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Thaler, K. (1972a). Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen, II (Arachnida: Aranei, Erigonidae). Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 59: 29-50. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2023-11-23 New taxonomic reference entry Frétey, 2023 n/a
2023-11-23 Species updated Frétey, 2023 Error corrected (Old value)
2022-01-21 New taxonomic reference entry Déjean, 2022a n/a
2022-01-21 Species synonymy Déjean, 2022a Minyriolus tristis synonymized with Minyriolus medusa