Taxon details

Heteroonops spinimanus (Simon, 1892)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-08-01
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: North to South America, Caribbean. Introduced to Macaronesia, Netherlands, Germany, Czechia, Seychelles, Madagascar, Japan, Australia, Pacific Is.
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Taxonomic references
Oonops spinimanus Simon, 1892e: 563, pl. 42, f. 6 (Df).
Oonops bermudensis Banks, 1902d: 269, f. 1 (Df) [].
Heteroonops spinimanus Dalmas, 1916: 203.
Oonopinus hunus Suman, 1965: 238, f. 35-37 (Df) [].
Heteroonops spinimanus Chickering, 1969d: 154, f. 28-32 (f).
Heteroonops spinimanus Chickering, 1973c: 227, f. 1-4 (f).
Heteroonops spinimanus Benoit, 1977b: 33, f. 12a-c (f).
Xeroonops spinipalpis Benoit, 1977b: 33 (lapsus, see Sherwood & Fowler, 2022: 17).
Heteroonops spinimanus Dumitrescu & Georgescu, 1983: 88, pl. 13 (f; identification uncertain per Platnick & Dupérré, 2009c: 22, 38).
Heteroonops spinimanus Sierwald, 1988: 10 (S of Oonops bermudensis).
Heteroonops spinimanus Saaristo, 2001a: 351, f. 170-174 (f).
Matyotia tetraspinosus Saaristo, 2001a: 351, f. 165-169 (Dm) [].
Oonopinus hunus Ono, 2009a: 101, f. 1-4 (f).
Heteroonops spinimanus Platnick & Dupérré, 2009c: 22, f. 79-139 (mf, S of Matyotia tetraspinosus and Oonopinus hunus).
Heteroonops spinimanus Saaristo, 2010: 147, f. 22.170-174 (f).
Matyotia tetraspinosus Saaristo, 2010: 148, f. 22.165-169 (m).
Heteroonops spinimanus Burger, 2011b: 124, f. 2A-B, 3J-L, 4H (f).
Heteroonops spinimanus Brescovit et al., 2019b: 13, f. 46-48 (f).
Heteroonops spinimanus Suzuki, Hidaka & Tatsuta, 2023: 236, f. 10A-E (f).

Banks, N. (1902d). Some spiders and mites from the Bermuda Islands. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (2) 11: 267-275. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Benoit, P. L. G. (1977b). Fam. Oonopidae et Tetrablemmidae. In: La faune terrestre de l'île de Sainte-Hélène IV. Annales, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences zoologiques (Zool.-Ser. 8°) 220: 31-44. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Brescovit, A. D., Bonaldo, A. B., Ott, R. & Chavari, J. L. (2019b). To boldly go: on invasive goblin spiders in Brazil (Araneae, Oonopidae). Iheringia, Série Zoologia 109(e2019033): 1-20. doi:10.1590/1678-4766e2019033 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Burger, M. (2011b). Functional morphology of female goblin spider genitalia (Arachnida: Araneae: Oonopidae) with notes on fertilization in spiders. Zoologischer Anzeiger 250: 123-133. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chickering, A. M. (1969d). The family Oonopidae (Araneae) in Florida. Psyche, Cambridge 76(2): 144-162. doi:10.1155/1969/27623 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chickering, A. M. (1973c). Notes on Heteroonops and Triaeris (Araneae; Oonopidae). Psyche, Cambridge 80(3): 227-229. doi:10.1155/1973/71508 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dalmas, R. de (1916). Révision du genre Orchestina E.S., suive de la description de nouvelles espèces du genre Oonops et d'une étude sur les Dictynidae du genre Scotolathys. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 85: 203-258. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dumitrescu, M. & Georgescu, M. (1983). Sur les Oonopidae (Araneae) de Cuba. Résultats des Expéditions Biospéologiques Cubano-Roumaines à Cuba 4: 65-114. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Ono, H. (2009a). The spiders of Japan with keys to the families and genera and illustrations of the species. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, 739 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Platnick, N. I. & Dupérré, N. (2009c). The goblin spider genus Heteroonops (Araneae, Oonopidae), with notes on Oonops. American Museum Novitates 3672: 1-72. doi:10.1206/690.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Saaristo, M. I. (2001a). Dwarf hunting spiders or Oonopidae (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Seychelles. Insect Systematics & Evolution 32(3): 307-358. doi:10.1163/187631201X00236 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

Sierwald, P. (1988). Spiders of Bermuda. Nemouria, Occasional Papers of the Delaware Museum of Natural History 31: 1-24. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1892e). On the spiders of the island of St. Vincent. Part 1. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 59(4, 1891): 549-575, pl. 42. [published in April 1892, after Duncan, 1937] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Suman, T. W. (1965). Spiders of the family Oonopidae in Hawaii. Pacific Insects 7: 225-242. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Suzuki, Y., Hidaka, R. & Tatsuta, H. (2023). Revision of goblin spiders (Araneae: Oonopidae) in the Nansei Islands, southwest Japan, with description of a new species. Zootaxa 5323(2): 216-242. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5323.2.3 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2023-08-01 New taxonomic reference entry Suzuki, Hidaka & Tatsuta, 2023 n/a
2023-08-01 Species distribution update Suzuki, Hidaka & Tatsuta, 2023 n/a (Old value)
2022-11-18 Taxonomic reference update Sherwood & Fowler, 2022 n/a (Old value)
2021-04-03 Species distribution update Bloem & Noordijk, 2021 n/a (Old value)
2019-09-16 New taxonomic reference entry Brescovit et al., 2019b n/a
2019-06-04 Species distribution update n/a (Old value)
2016-11-11 Species updated Error corrected (Old value)