Taxon details

Nephilengys malabarensis (Walckenaer, 1841)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: India to China, Philippines, Indonesia (Ambon), Japan
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart (SMNS), Germany; type material of Nephilengys hofmanni L. Koch, 1872 destroyed 1944 (Renner, 1988b)
Taxonomic references
Epeira malabarensis Walckenaer, 1841: 103 (Df).
Epeira anama Walckenaer, 1841: 102 (Df).
Epeira malabarica Doleschall, 1857: 420 (Df).
Epeira rhodosternon Doleschall, 1859: 40, pl. 12, f. 6 (Df).
Nephila rivulata O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871d: 618, pl. 49, f. 1-2 (Dmf).
Nephilengys schmeltzii L. Koch, 1872a: 144, pl. 11, f. 7 (Df).
Nephilengys hofmanni L. Koch, 1872a: 145, pl. 11, f. 8 (Df).
Nephilengys malabarensis Thorell, 1878b: 123 (m).
Nephila urna van Hasselt, 1882: 28, pl. 4, f. 12-14 (Dm).
Nephila malabarensis Simon, 1894a: 745, f. 827 (m).
Nephila malabarensis Bösenberg & Strand, 1906: 192, pl. 11, f. 216 (f).
Nephila malabarensis Dahl, 1912a: 46, 49.
Nephila malabarensis Wiehle, 1967b: 195, f. 48 (m).
Metepeira andamanensis Tikader, 1977a: 181, f. 12A-C (Df).
Nephila malabarensis Tikader, 1982a: 95, f. 183-186 (f, S).
Nephilengys malabarensis Davies, 1988b: 296, f. 20 (mf).
Nephila malabarensis Millidge, 1988c: 258, f. 24 (m).
Nephilengys malabarensis Deeleman-Reinhold, 1989a: 624, f. 11-14 (f).
Nephilengys niahensis Deeleman-Reinhold, 1989a: 626, f. 15-16 (Df).
Nephila malabarensis Yin et al., 1990: 3, f. 6-9 (mf).
Nephilengys malabarensis Barrion & Litsinger, 1995: 565, f. 350a-c (f).
Nephilengys malabarensis Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 217, f. 125F-I (mf).
Nephilengys malabarensis Zhu, Song & Zhang, 2003: 85, f. 36A-H, 37A-D, pl. VE-H (mf).
Nephilengys malabarensis Kuntner, 2007: 119, f. 22A-C, 23A-E, 24A-B (mf, S).
Nephilengys malabarensis Kuntner, Coddington & Hormiga, 2008: 167, f. 8H-I (m).
Nephilengys malabarensis Kuntner, Coddington & Schneider, 2009: 1452, f. 1B (m).
Nephilengys malabarensis Kuntner et al., 2009: 258, f. 1d (m).
Nephilengys malabarensis Álvarez-Padilla & Hormiga, 2011a: 848, f. 135B, 136F, 138D, 139C, 140C (mf).

Álvarez-Padilla, F. & Hormiga, G. (2011a). Morphological and phylogenetic atlas of the orb-weaving spider family Tetragnathidae (Araneae: Araneoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162(4): 713-879. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00692.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Barrion, A. T. & Litsinger, J. A. (1995). Riceland spiders of South and Southeast Asia. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, 700 pp., 16 pls. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bösenberg, W. & Strand, E. (1906). Japanische Spinnen. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 30: 93-422. 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

Davies, V. T. (1988b). An illustrated guide to the genera of orb-weaving spiders in Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 25: 273-332. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Deeleman-Reinhold, C. L. (1989a). Spiders from Niah Cave, Sarawak, East Malaysia, collected by P. Strinati. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 96(3): 619-627. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.82051 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Doleschall, L. (1857). Bijdrage tot de kennis der Arachniden van den Indischen Archipel. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch-Indie 13: 339-434, pl. 1-2. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.66068 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Doleschall, L. (1859). Tweede Bijdrage tot de kennis der Arachniden van den Indischen Archipel. Acta Societatis Scientiarum Indica-Neerlandica 5: 1-60, pl. 1-17. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hasselt, A. W. M. van (1882). Araneae. In: Veth, P. J. (ed.) Midden-Sumatra 4A(11). Reizen en onderzoekingen der Sumatra-expeditie, uitgerust door het aardrijkskundig genootschap, 1877-1879. Brill, Leiden, pp. 1-56, pl. 1-5. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.119451 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, L. (1872a). Die Arachniden Australiens, nach der Natur beschrieben und abgebildet [Erster Theil, Lieferung 3-7]. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg, 105-368, pl. 8-28. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.121660 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kuntner, M. (2007). A monograph of Nephilengys, the pantropical 'hermit spiders' (Araneae, Nephilidae, Nephilinae). Systematic Entomology 32(1): 95-135. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2006.00348.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kuntner, M., Coddington, J. A. & Hormiga, G. (2008). Phylogeny of extant nephilid orb-weaving spiders (Araneae, Nephilidae): testing morphological and ethological homologies. Cladistics 24(2): 147-217. doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2007.00176.x 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., Kralj-Fišer, S., Schneider, J. M. & Li, D. Q. (2009). Mate plugging via genital mutilation in nephilid spiders: an evolutionary hypothesis. Journal of Zoology, London 277: 257-266. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2008.00533.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Millidge, A. F. (1988c). The relatives of the Linyphiidae: phylogenetic problems at the family level (Araneae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 7: 253-268. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1871d). Notes on some Arachnida collected by Cuthbert Collingwood, Esq., M. D., during rambles in the China Sea, etc. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 39(2): 617-622, pl. 49. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1894a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 489-760. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Song, D. X., Zhu, M. S. & Chen, J. (1999). The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Thorell, T. (1878b). Studi sui ragni Malesi e Papuani. II. Ragni di Amboina raccolti Prof. O. Beccari. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 13: 5-317. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tikader, B. K. (1977a). Studies on spider fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands, Indian Ocean. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 72: 153-212. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tikader, B. K. (1982a). Part 1. Family Araneidae (= Argiopidae). Typical orb-weavers. In: The fauna of India. Spiders: Araneae. Vol. II. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, pp. 1-293. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1841). Histoire naturelle des Insects. Aptères. Tome deuxième. Roret, Paris, 549 pp., pl. 16-22. [not published in 1837, see pp. 430, 452, 505; plates in second pdf of Walckenaer, 1837] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.61095 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wiehle, H. (1967b). Meta,-eine semientelegyne Gattung der Araneae (Arach.). Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 183-196. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yin, C. M., Wang, J. F., Xie, L. P. & Peng, X. J. (1990). New and newly recorded species of the spiders of family Araneidae from China (Arachnida, Araneae). In: Spiders in China: One Hundred New and Newly Recorded Species of the Families Araneidae and Agelenidae. Hunan Normal University Press, pp. 1-171. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zhu, M. S., Song, D. X. & Zhang, J. X. (2003). Fauna Sinica: Invertebrata Vol. 35: Arachnida: Araneae: Tetragnathidae. Science Press, Beijing, 418 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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