Taxon details

Silometopus elegans (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2021-10-18
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Europe, Russia (Europe to South Siberia)
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH), Oxford, UK; m (4110 (iii)) (Locket, 1964)
  • Paratype: Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH), Oxford, UK; f (4110 (ii)) (Locket, 1964)
Taxonomic references
Erigone elegans O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873a: 766, pl. 66, f. 23 (Dm).
Cnephalocotes elegans Simon, 1884a: 703, f. 561-564 (mf).
Cnephalocotes elegans Becker, 1896: 136, pl. 11, f. 18 (mf).
Cnephalocotes elegans Smith, 1901a: 334, f. 1g, 2g (m).
Cnephalocotes elegans O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1906a: 52, pl. B, f. 11-12.
Silometopus elegans Simon, 1926: 355, 487, f. 625 (m, Df).
Silometopus elegans Locket & Millidge, 1953: 250, f. 153B, E-F (mf).
Silometopus elegans Tullgren, 1955: 370, f. 72a-e (mf).
Silometopus elegans Wiehle, 1960a: 274, f. 498-515 (mf).
Silometopus elegans Kleemola, 1961: 132, f. 2 (f).
Silometopus elegans Locket, 1964: 265, f. 3A (f).
Silometopus elegans Casemir, 1970: 210, f. 2.1-2, pl. I, f. 1 (mf).
Silometopus elegans Tystshenko, 1971: 262, f. 880, 889 (mf).
Silometopus elegans Miller, 1971: 272, pl. LVII, f. 13-15 (mf).
Silometopus elegans Locket, Millidge & Merrett, 1974: 89, f. 54A (f).
Silometopus elegans Palmgren, 1976: 98, f. 20.5-10 (mf).
Silometopus elegans Millidge, 1977: 25, f. 92 (m).
Silometopus elegans Holm, 1977b: 165, f. 18-19 (f).
Silometopus elegans Roberts, 1987: 64, f. 26a, 27b (mf).
Silometopus elegans Fiszer, 1988: 531, f. 4a (f).
Silometopus elegans Tanasevitch, 1990: 104, f. 21.25, 23.17, 24.12 (mf).
Silometopus elegans Heimer & Nentwig, 1991: 246, f. 659 (mf).
Silometopus elegans Frick, Nentwig & Kropf, 2010: 309, Suppl. pl. 18A-O (mf).
Silometopus elegans Déjean, Danflous & Bosmans, 2014: 5, f. 4 (m).
Silometopus elegans Vidal et al., 2020: 3, f. 3C (m).

Becker, L. (1896). Les arachnides de Belgique, deuxième et troisième parties. Annales du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 12(2): 1-127, pl. 1-25 & 12(3): 1-378, pl. 1-18. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.48721 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Casemir, H. (1970). Silometopus bonessi n. sp., eine neue Micryphantide, und vergleichende Darstellung der aus Deutschland bekannten Arten der Gattung Silometopus E. Simon 1926 (Arachnida: Araneae: Micryphantidae). Decheniana 122: 207-216. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Déjean, S., Danflous, S. & Bosmans, R. (2014). Silometopus rosemariae Wunderlich, 1969 (Araneae, Linyphiidae) enfin ajouté aux faunes de France et d’Espagne et corrections de dates de description de quelques Linyphiidae. Revue Arachnologique (2) 1: 5-8. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fiszer, J. (1988). The second locality of a rare spider Silometopus incurvatus (O. P.-Cambridge) (Aranei, Erigonidae) in Poland. Przegląd Zoologiczny 32: 529-533. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Frick, H., Nentwig, W. & Kropf, C. (2010). Progress in erigonine spider phylogeny – the Savignia-group is not monophyletic (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Organisms Diversity & Evolution 10(4): 297-310 & Suppl. doi:10.1007/s13127-010-0023-1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Heimer, S. & Nentwig, W. (1991). Spinnen Mitteleuropas: Ein Bestimmungsbuch. Paul Parey, Berlin, 543 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Holm, Å. (1977b). Two new species of the erigonine genera Savignia and Silometopus (Araneae: Linyphiidae) from Swedish Lapland. Entomologica Scandinavica 8(3): 161-166. doi:10.1163/187631277X00224 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kleemola, A. (1961). Spiders from the northernmost part of Enontekiö. Suomalaisen Eläin-ja Kasvitieteellisen Seuran Vanamon Tiedonannot (Archivum Societatis Zoologicae Botanicae Fennicae "Vanamo") 16: 128-135. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Locket, G. H. & Millidge, A. F. (1953). British spiders. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Locket, G. H. (1964). Type material of British spiders in the O. Pickard-Cambridge collection at Oxford. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (13) 7(77): 257-278. doi:10.1080/00222936408656035 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Locket, G. H., Millidge, A. F. & Merrett, P. (1974). British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Miller, F. (1971). Pavouci-Araneida. Klíč zvířeny ČSSR 4: 51-306. 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

Palmgren, P. (1976). Die Spinnenfauna Finnlands und Ostfennoskandiens. VII. Linyphiidae 2 (Micryphantinae, mit Ausnahme der Linyphiindae-ähnlichen). Fauna Fennica 29: 1-126. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1873a). Descriptions of twenty-four new species of Erigone. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 40(3, 1872): 747-769, pl. 65-66. [published in April 1873, after Duncan, 1937] doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1872.tb00496.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1906a). On new and rare British Arachnida. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club 26(for 1905): 40-74. [published on May 6, 1906, after Sykes, 1941] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roberts, M. J. (1987). The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2: Linyphiidae and check list. Harley Books, Colchester, England, 204 pp. 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, 309-532. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Smith, F. P. (1901a). An introduction to British spiders [continued]. Science-Gossip New Series 7(80, 81, 82, 83, 84): 235-236, 265-267, 303-304, 333-334, 358-360. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tanasevitch, A. V. (1990). The spider family Linyphiidae in the fauna of the Caucasus (Arachnida, Aranei). In: B. R. Striganova (ed.) Fauna nazemnykh bespozvonochnykh Kavkaza. Moscow, Akaedemia Nauk, pp. 5-114. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tullgren, A. (1955). Zur Kenntnis schwedischer Erigoniden. Arkiv för Zoologi (N.S.) 7(20, 1954): 295-389, pl. 1-29. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tystshenko, V. P. (1971). Opredelitel' paukov evropejskoj chasti SSSR. Leningrad, 281 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Vidal, E., Déjean, S., Danflous, S. & Oger, P. (2020). Découverte en France de Silometopus bonessi Casemir, 1970 (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Revue Arachnologique (2) 7: 2-7. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wiehle, H. (1960a). Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae). XI. Micryphantidae – Zwergspinnen. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 47: 1-620. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2021-10-18 New taxonomic reference entry Frick, Nentwig & Kropf, 2010 n/a
2020-11-24 New taxonomic reference entry Smith, 1901a n/a
2020-08-31 New taxonomic reference entry Vidal et al., 2020 n/a
2016-11-03 Species updated Error corrected (Old value)
2014-08-27 New taxonomic reference entry Déjean, Danflous & Bosmans, 2014 n/a