Taxon details

Actinosoma pentacanthum (Walckenaer, 1841)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2020-04-02
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Colombia to Argentina
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Taxonomic references
Plectana pentacantha Walckenaer, 1841: 170 (Df).
Acrosoma stelligerum Thorell, 1859: 301 (Df).
Acrosoma pentacanthum Butler, 1873b: 428.
Acrosoma pulcherrima Holmberg, 1876: 21 (Df).
Actinosoma pentacanthum Holmberg, 1883b: 237.
Cyrtarachne quinquespinosa Keyserling, 1892: 55, pl. 3, f. 44 (Dmf).
Araneus pentacanthus Simon, 1895a: 819, f. 869.
Actinosoma pentacanthum Levi, 1995b: 158, f. 1-12 (mf).
Actinosoma pentacanthum Levi, 2002: 538, f. 63-65, 255-256 (mf).
Actinosoma pentacanthum Cabra-García & Hormiga, 2020: 1016, f. 20C-D, 21B, 23B, 26C, 30D, 40C-D, 43A-B, 49D, 52E, 56D, 58G, 60J, 63A, 65B, 80A-F, 114A-G (mf).

Butler, A. G. (1873b). A list of the spiders of the genus Acrosoma. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 41(2): 420-429. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1873.tb00505.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Cabra-García, J. & Hormiga, G. (2020). Exploring the impact of morphology, multiple sequence alignment and choice of optimality criteria in phylogenetic inference: a case study with the Neotropical orb-weaving spider genus Wagneriana (Araneae: Araneidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 188(4): 976-1151. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz088 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Holmberg, E. L. (1876). Arácnidos argentinos. Anales de Agricultura de la República Argentina 4: 1-30. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Holmberg, E. L. (1883b). Géneros y especies de arácnidos argentinos nuevos ó poco conocidos. Anales de la Sociedad Científica Argentina 15: 232-239. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Keyserling, E. (1892). Die Spinnen Amerikas. Epeiridae. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg 4, 1-208. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.64832 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1995b). Orb-weaving spiders Actinosoma, Spilasma, Micrepeira, Pronous, and four new genera (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 154: 153-213. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (2002). Keys to the genera of araneid orbweavers (Araneae, Araneidae) of the Americas. Journal of Arachnology 30: 527-562. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1895a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 761-1084. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf 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

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

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2020-04-02 New taxonomic reference entry Cabra-García & Hormiga, 2020 n/a