Taxon details

Araniella inconspicua (Simon, 1874)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2020-09-30
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Europe, Turkey, Russia (Europe to Far East), Central Asia, China, Iran?
Type deposit provide information
  • It is widely assumed that most of the type material from Simon can be found in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France
Taxonomic references
Epeira inconspicua Simon, 1874a: 84 (Df).
Epeira inconspicua Bertkau, 1889: 77 (Dm).
Epeira inconspicua Bösenberg, 1901: 29, pl. 1, f. 12 (mf).
Epeira inconspicua Kulczyński, 1901b: 333, pl. 13, f. 1 (f).
Araneus inconspicuus Kulczyński, 1905b: 239, pl. 7, f. 8-9, 18 (mf).
Aranea inconspicua Wiehle, 1931: 112, f. 174-176 (mf).
Aranea inconspicua Drensky, 1943: 245, f. 23 (mf).
Araneus inconspicuus Millidge & Locket, 1952: 65, f. 7b, 8b, 9b, 10a (mf).
Araneus inconspicuus Locket & Millidge, 1953: 146, f. 97A, 98C, 99D, 100B (mf).
Aranea inconspicua Zamaraev, 1964: 358, f. 64, 67 (f).
Araneus inconspicuus Miller, 1971: 211, pl. XXXIX, f. 14 (f).
Araneus inconspicuus Loksa, 1972: 83, f. 74D-F (mf).
Araneus inconspicuus Locket, Millidge & Merrett, 1974: 68, f. 40A-B (f).
Araniella inconspicua Levi, 1974b: 298, f. 32-37 (Tmf from Araneus).
Araniella inconspicua Blanke, 1982: 292, f. 12c-d, 13b, d, 14c-d, 15b (mf).
Araniella inconspicua Roberts, 1985: 216, f. 97c (mf).
Araniella inconspicua Ransy, 1987: 25, f. 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 (mf).
Araniella inconspicua Heimer & Nentwig, 1991: 76, f. 171 (mf).
Araniella inconspicua Roberts, 1995: 328, f. (mf).
Araniella inconspicua Yin et al., 1997d: 209, f. 128a-d (f).
Araniella inconspicua Roberts, 1998: 342, f. (mf).
Araniella inconspicua Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 260, f. 150F-H, Q (f).
Araniella inconspicua Almquist, 2005: 153, f. 161a-h (mf).
Araniella inconspicua Sousa, 2006: 246, f. 2A-C (f).
Araniella inconspicua Türkes & Mergen, 2008: 300, f. 3 (f).
Araniella inconspicua Spasojevic et al., 2016: 464, f. 9A, E, I (mf).
Araniella inconspicua Zamani & Marusik, 2020d: 362, f. 3D-I (m).

Almquist, S. (2005). Swedish Araneae, part 1 – families Atypidae to Hahniidae (Linyphiidae excluded). Insect Systematics & Evolution, Supplement 62: 1-284. download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bertkau, P. (1889). Interessante Tiere aus der Umgebung von Bonn. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens 46: 69-82. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Blanke, R. (1982). Untersuchungen zur Taxonomie der Gattung Araniella (Araneae, Araneidae). Zoologica Scripta 11(4): 287-305. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.1982.tb00540.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bösenberg, W. (1901). Die Spinnen Deutschlands. I. Zoologica (Stuttgart) 14(1): 1-96, Pl. 1-8. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.6508 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Drensky, P. (1943). Die Spinnenfauna Bulgariens. VI. Unterordnung Arachnomorphae, II Gruppe Trionichia, Familie Euetrioidae. Bulletin des Institutions Royales d'Histoire Naturelle à Sophia 16: 219-254. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Heimer, S. & Nentwig, W. (1991). Spinnen Mitteleuropas: Ein Bestimmungsbuch. Paul Parey, Berlin, 543 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kulczyński, W. (1901b). Arachnoidea. In: Horvath, G. (ed.) Zoologische Ergebnisse der dritten asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy. Budapest 2, 311-369. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kulczyński, W. (1905b). Fragmenta arachnologica. V. Bulletin International de l'Academie des Sciences de Cracovie 1905: 231-250. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1974b). The orb-weaver genera Araniella and Nuctenea (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 146(6): 291-316. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Locket, G. H. & Millidge, A. F. (1953). British spiders. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Locket, G. H., Millidge, A. F. & Merrett, P. (1974). British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Loksa, I. (1972). Araneae II. Fauna Hungariae 109: 1-112. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Miller, F. (1971). Pavouci-Araneida. Klíč zvířeny ČSSR 4: 51-306. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Millidge, A. F. & Locket, G. H. (1952). New and rare British spiders. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 163(1): 59-78. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.1952.tb00641.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Ransy, M. (1987). Les problemes d'identification du genre Araniella (Araneidae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 4: 25-28. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roberts, M. J. (1985). The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: Atypidae to Theridiosomatidae. Harley Books, Colchester, England, 229 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roberts, M. J. (1995). Collins Field Guide: Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. HarperCollins, London, 383 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roberts, M. J. (1998). Spinnengids. Tirion, Baarn, Netherlands, 397 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1874a). Les arachnides de France. Paris 1, 1-272. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Song, D. X., Zhu, M. S. & Chen, J. (1999). The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Sousa, P. (2006). Spider records from Serra da Estrela Natural Park (Portugal): families Araneidae and Tetragnathidae (Arachnida, Araneae). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa 39: 245-250. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Spasojevic, T., Kropf, C., Nentwig, W. & Lasut, L. (2016). Combining morphology, DNA sequences, and morphometrics: revising closely related species in the orb-weaving spider genus Araniella (Araneae, Araneidae). Zootaxa 4111(4): 448-470. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4111.4.6 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Türkeş, T. & Mergen, O. (2008). The orb-web weavers spiders [sic] fauna of the central Anatolian region in Turkey with three new records for Turkey (Araneae, Araneidae). Munis Entomology and Zoology 3: 295-302. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wiehle, H. (1931). Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea. 27. Familie. Araneidae. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 23: 47-136. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yin, C. M., Wang, J. F., Zhu, M. S., Xie, L. P., Peng, X. J. & Bao, Y. H. (1997d). Fauna Sinica: Arachnida: Araneae: Araneidae. Science Press, Beijing, 460 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zamani, A. & Marusik, Y. M. (2020d). Two new species of Araniella (Aranei: Araneidae) from Western Himalaya, with notes on species reported from India. Arthropoda Selecta 29(3): 361-366. doi:10.15298/arthsel.29.3.09 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zamaraev, V. N. (1964). Opredelitel vidov paukov semeistva Araneidae. Uchenye Zapiski Kalininskogo Gosudarstvennogo Pedagogicheskogo Instituta 31: 350-368. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2020-09-30 New taxonomic reference entry Zamani & Marusik, 2020d n/a
2016-10-15 New taxonomic reference entry Sousa, 2006 n/a
2016-05-26 New taxonomic reference entry Spasojevic et al., 2016 n/a