Taxon details

Melloina gracilis (Schenkel, 1953)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-01-18
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Venezuela
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel (NMB), Switzerland; m (ARAN-01263a) (Schenkel, 1953a)
Taxonomic references
Melloa gracilis Schenkel, 1953a: 4, f. 4a-c (Dm).
Melloina gracilis Brignoli, 1985a: 380.
Glabropelma gracilis Raven, 1985a: 122, f. 16-17 (m).
Melloina gracilis Raven, 1999: 819, f. 2A-H (m).
Melloina gracilis Goloboff-Szumik & Ríos-Tamayo, 2022: 251, f. 1A-F (Df).

Brignoli, P. M. (1985a). On some generic homonymies in spiders (Araneae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 6: 380. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Goloboff-Szumik, V. E. & Ríos-Tamayo, D. (2022). Description of the female of Melloina gracilis (Schenkel, 1953) (Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae) with comments on the familial placement of Melloina. Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Nueva Serie 24(2): 249-255. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Raven, R. J. (1985a). The spider infraorder Mygalomorphae (Araneae): cladistics and systematics. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 182: 1-180. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Raven, R. J. (1999). Review of the mygalomorph genus Melloina Brignoli (Paratropididae: Araneae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43: 819-825. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schenkel, E. (1953a). Bericht über einige Spinnentiere aus Venezuela. Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 64: 1-57. download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2023-01-18 New taxonomic reference entry Goloboff-Szumik & Ríos-Tamayo, 2022 n/a
2023-01-18 First description of female Goloboff-Szumik & Ríos-Tamayo, 2022 n/a (Old value)