Taxon details

Trichonephila fenestrata (Thorell, 1859)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-06-08
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini
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Taxonomic references
Nephila fenestrata Thorell, 1859: 299 (Df).
Nephila pilipes fenestrata Strand, 1907n: 608.
Nephila fenestrata Dahl, 1912a: 42, 65, 67.
Nephila pilipes fenestrata Benoit, 1962b: 225, 231 (subspecies range).
Nephila pilipes Schult & Sellenschlo, 1983: 222, f. 4-5, 11-12 (mf; misidentified per Schult, Preik & Kirschner, 2021: 173).
Nephila fenestrata Fromhage & Schneider, 2006: 354, f. 1-2 (mf).
Nephila fenestrata Kuntner, Coddington & Schneider, 2009: 1452, f. 1C, 4A-C (mf).
Nephila fenestrata Uhl, Nessler & Schneider, 2010: 77, f. 1D (f).
Trichonephila fenestrata Kuntner et al., 2019: 557 (T from Nephila).
Nephila pilipes fenestrata Schult, Preik & Kirschner, 2021: 173, f. 2a-c (mf).
Trichonephila fenestrata Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2022f: 54, p. 54: 3 f., p. 55: 4 f. (mf habitus).

Benoit, P. L. G. (1962b). Les Araneidae-Nephilinae africains. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 65: 217-231. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dahl, F. (1912a). Seidenspinne und Spinneseide. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 6(1): 1-90. doi:10.1002/mmnz.19120060101 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S., Haddad, C. R., Foord, S. H., Lotz, L. N. & Webb, P. (2022f). The Araneidae of South Africa. Version 2: part 3 (Ne-U). South African National Survey of Arachnida Photo Identification Guide, Irene, 66 pp. doi:10.5281/zenodo.6326991 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fromhage, L. & Schneider, J. M. (2006). Emasculation to plug up females: the significance of pedipalp damage in Nephila fenestrata. Behavioral Ecology 17: 353-357. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kuntner, M., Coddington, J. A. & Schneider, J. M. (2009). Intersexual arms race? Genital coevolution in nephilid spiders (Araneae, Nephilidae). Evolution 63: 1451-1463. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00634.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kuntner, M., Hamilton, C. A., Cheng, R. C., Gregorič, M., Lupse, N., Lokovsek, T., Lemmon, E. M., Lemmon, A. R., Agnarsson, I., Coddington, J. A. & Bond, J. E. (2019). Golden orbweavers ignore biological rules: phylogenomic and comparative analyses unravel a complex evolution of sexual size dimorphism. Systematic Biology 68(4): 555-572. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syy082 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schult, J. & Sellenschlo, U. (1983). Morphologie und Funktion der Genitalstrukturen bei Nephila (Arach., Aran., Araneidae). Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen Zoologischen Museum und Institut 80: 221-230. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schult, J., Preik, O. & Kirschner, S. (2021). The importance of biosemiotics for morphology. Biosemiotics 14(1): 167-179. doi:10.1007/s12304-020-09399-4 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Strand, E. (1907n). Afrikanische Spinnen (exkl. Aviculariiden) hauptsächlich aus dem Kapland. Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 25: 557-731. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Thorell, T. (1859). Nya exotiska Epeirider. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 16: 299-304. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Uhl, G., Nessler, S. H. & Schneider, J. M. (2010). Securing paternity in spiders? A review on occurrence and effects of mating plugs and male genital mutilation. Genetica 138: 75-104. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2022-06-08 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2022f n/a
2022-06-08 Species distribution update Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2022f n/a (Old value)
2021-06-10 Taxonomic reference added from other taxon n/a (Old value)
2021-06-10 New taxonomic reference entry Schult, Preik & Kirschner, 2021 n/a
2019-06-15 New taxonomic reference entry Kuntner et al., 2019 n/a
2019-06-15 Species transferred to new genus Kuntner et al., 2019 Species transferred from Nephila to Trichonephila