Taxon details

Oecobius marathaus Tikader, 1962

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2021-01-12
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Tropical Africa. Introduced to Brazil, India, Laos, Taiwan, Japan, Australia (Queensland)
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (MRAC/RMCA), Belgium (database excerpt, Feb. 2019); Oecobius reefi Saaristo, 1978 (161060)
  • Paratype: Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main (SMF), Germany (data base search of type material, 11.01.2019); Oecobius inopinatus Wunderlich, 1995, 1 f (60228-97)
Taxonomic references
Oecobius marathaus Tikader, 1962a: 684, f. 2a-b (Df).
Oecobius formosensis Lee, 1966: 18, f. 3a-d (m, misidentified per Santos, Gonzaga & Hormiga, 2009: 101).
Maitreja marathaus Lehtinen, 1967: 246, f. 31 (Tf from Oecobius).
Oecobius marathaus Shear & Benoit, 1974: 709.
Oecobius reefi Saaristo, 1978: 104, f. 46-51 (Dm).
Oecobius marathans Baum, 1980: 347, f. 16-18 (f).
Oecobius reefi Schmidt & Krause, 1994d: 234, f. 1 (Df).
Oecobius inopinatus Wunderlich, 1995G: 691, f. 1A-C (Df).
Maitreja marathaus Saaristo, 1997d: 71, f. 1-4 (f, Sm).
Oecobius marathaus Santos & Gonzaga, 2003: 247, f. 12-16, 22-23 (mf, S).
Maitreja marathaus Saaristo, 2010: 106, f. 21.1-6 (mf).
Oecobius marathaus Jacquot, Derepas & Deguine, 2016: 426, f. 5a-i (mf).
Oecobius marathaus Baba et al., 2017: 17, f. 1-3 (f).

Baba, Y. G., Ohno, S., Rie, U.-H. & Tanikawa, A. (2017). A new record of the wall spider, Oecobius marathaus (Araneae: Oecobiidae), from Japan. Acta Arachnologica 66(1): 17-18. doi:10.2476/asjaa.66.17 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Baum, S. (1980). Taxonomie und Genitalstrukturen weiterer Arten der Genera Oecobius und Uroctea (Arach.: Araneae: Oecobiidae). Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 23: 339-355. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Jacquot, M., Derepas, B. & Deguine, J.-P. (2016). Seven newly recorded species and families of spiders from Reunion Island (Malagasy region) (Araneae, Araneomorphae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 121(4): 421-430. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lee, C. L. (1966). [Spiders of Formosa (Taiwan)]. Taichung Junior Teachers College Publisher, 84 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lehtinen, P. T. (1967). Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Annales Zoologici Fennici 4: 199-468. [second pdf: index and outline by V. D. Roth (unpubl.)] download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Saaristo, M. I. (1978). Spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) from the Seychelle islands, with notes on taxonomy. Annales Zoologici Fennici 15: 99-126. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Saaristo, M. I. (1997d). Oecobiids of the granitic islands of Seychelles (Araneae, Oecobiidae). Phelsuma 5: 69-71. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Saaristo, M. I. (2010). Araneae. In: Gerlach, J. & Marusik, Y. M. (eds.) Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles islands. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester, pp. 8-306. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Santos, A. J. & Gonzaga, M. O. (2003). On the spider genus Oecobius Lucas, 1846 in South America (Araneae, Oecobiidae). Journal of Natural History 37: 239-252. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schmidt, G. & Krause, R. H. (1994d). Spinnen von den Comoren II: Oecobiidae, Ctenidae, Pisauridae, Selenopidae, Heteropodidae, Oxyopidae und Mimetidae (Araneida). Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 121: 233-247. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Shear, W. A. & Benoit, P. L. G. (1974). New species and new records in the genus Oecobius Lucas from Africa and nearby islands (Araneae: Oecobiidae: Oecobiinae). Revue Zoologique Africaine 88: 706-720. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tikader, B. K. (1962a). Studies on some spiders of the genus Oecobius (family Oecobiidae) from India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 59: 682-685. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wunderlich, J. (1995G). First endemic Australian Oecobiidae and Nesticidae (Arachnida: Araneae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 38: 691-692. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2018-12-04 Species distribution update Magalhães & Santos, 2018 n/a (Old value)
2017-09-26 New taxonomic reference entry Jacquot, Derepas & Deguine, 2016 n/a
2017-09-18 New taxonomic reference entry Baba et al., 2017 n/a
2017-09-18 Species distribution update Baba et al., 2017 n/a (Old value)