Taxon details

Myrmarachne erythrocephala (L. Koch, 1879)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2017-03-26
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Australia (Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales)
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Zoologisches Museum Hamburg (ZMH), Hamburg, Germany (data base search of type material, 11.02.2019); f (A0000152) of Leptorchestes erythrocephalus L. Koch, 1879
Taxonomic references
Leptorchestes erythrocephalus L. Koch, 1879a: 1057, pl. 93, f. 3 (Df).
Myrmarachne erythrocephala Simon, 1901a: 525.
Myrmarachne erythrocephala Pekár et al., 2017: 649, f. 2C-D, 3B, 5A-M, S1C-E (Dmf).

Koch, L. (1879a). Die Arachniden Australiens, nach der Natur beschrieben und abgebildet [Erster Theil, Lieferung 24-25]. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg, 1045-1156, pl. 91-100. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.121660 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pekár, S., Petráková, L., Corcobado, G. & Whyte, R. (2017). Revision of eastern Australian ant-mimicking spiders of the genus Myrmarachne (Araneae, Salticidae) reveals a complex of species and forms. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 179(3): 642-676 & Suppl. doi:10.1111/zoj.12439 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1901a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome second. Roret, Paris, pp. 381-668. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Metzner, H. (2019). Jumping spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae) of the world. Online at

Prószyński, J. (2016). Monograph of Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2015. Part II. Global Species Database of Salticidae (Araneae). Version October 30th, 2016, online at download pdf

Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2017-03-26 New taxonomic reference entry Pekár et al., 2017 n/a
2017-03-26 Species distribution update Pekár et al., 2017 n/a (Old value)
2017-03-26 First description of male Pekár et al., 2017 n/a (Old value)