Taxon details

Abba transversa (Rainbow, 1912)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-01-17
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Australia (Queensland, New South Wales)
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Type deposit provide information
  • Lectotype: Queensland Museum, Brisbane (QMB), Australia; m (W 2123); paralectotype 1f (W2126) = Gea theridioides (Castanheira & Framenau, 2023)
Taxonomic references
Araneus transversus Rainbow, 1912a: 197, f. 14 (Dm; f [f. 10-13] = Gea theridioides per Davies & Gallon, 1986: 233).
Araneus transversus Davies & Gallon, 1986: 233 (Rainbow's f = Gea theridioides).
Abba transversa Castanheira & Framenau, 2023: 76, f. 1A-D, 2A-B, 3, 4A-E (m, Df, T from Araneus).

Castanheira, P. de S. & Framenau, V. W. (2023). Abba, a new monotypic genus of orb-weaving spiders (Araneae, Araneidae) from Australia. Evolutionary Systematics 7(1): 73-81. doi:10.3897/evolsyst.7.98015 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Davies, V. T. & Gallon, J. A. (1986). Type specimens of spiders (Araneae) in the Queensland Museum. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 22: 225-236. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Rainbow, W. J. (1912a). Araneidae from the Blackall Ranges. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 1: 190-202. download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2023-01-17 New taxonomic reference entry Castanheira & Framenau, 2023 n/a
2023-01-17 Species transferred to new genus Castanheira & Framenau, 2023 Species transferred from Araneus to Abba
2023-01-17 First description of female Castanheira & Framenau, 2023 n/a (Old value)
2023-01-17 Species distribution update Castanheira & Framenau, 2023 n/a (Old value)