Taxon details

Selenops radiatus Latreille, 1819

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-10-13
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East, India, Myanmar, China
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH), Oxford, UK; f of Selenops diversus (1360) (Zamani & Crews, 2019)
  • Holotype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); Selenops sansibaricus Gerstäcker, 1873, (2353)
  • Syntype: Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH), Oxford, UK; 2f of Selenops alacer (1358) (Zamani & Crews, 2019)
  • Syntype: Museo Zoologico di Storia Naturale "La Specola", Università degli Studi di Firenze (MZUF), Florence, Italy; 4f 4j (459-462) of Selenops strandi (Berdondini & Whitman, 2003)
Taxonomic references
Selenops radiatus Latreille, 1819: vol. 30, p. 580 (D).
Selenops omalosoma Dufour, 1820a: 361, pl. 69, f. 4 (D).
Selenops aegyptiaca Audouin, 1826: 394, pl. 6, f. 6 (Df).
Selenops omalosoma Walckenaer, 1837: 544 (Df).
Selenops annulipes Walckenaer, 1837: 546 (Df).
Selenops peregrinator Walckenaer, 1837: 546 (Dm).
Selenops alacer Blackwall, 1865b: 340 (Df).
Selenops sansibaricus Gerstaecker, 1873: 479 (Dm).
Selenops radiata Simon, 1875a: 345.
Selenops latreillei Simon, 1875a: 346 (Dmf).
Selenops aegyptiaca O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876b: 585, pl. 12, f. 10 (Dm).
Selenops malabarensis Simon, 1880a: 234 (Dm).
Selenops birmanicus Thorell, 1895b: 261 (Dmf).
Selenops radiatus Simon, 1897a: 26, f. 19, 21 (m).
Selenops diversus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898b: 390, pl. 31, f. 1 (Df).
Selenops radiatus Pocock, 1900a: 257, f. 87 (mf).
Selenops radiatus Gravely, 1931: 259, f. 15A-B (mf).
Selenops radiatus Lessert, 1936: 262, f. 56 (f).
Selenops radiatus peryensis Lessert, 1936: 263, f. 57-59 (Dmf).
Selenops radiatus damaranus Lawrence, 1940: 557, f. 1 (Df).
Selenops radiatus krügeri Lawrence, 1940: 558, f. 3 (m, misidentified).
Selenops strandi Caporiacco, 1941b: 111, f. 41 (Df; N.B.: omitted by Roewer).
Selenops montanus Caporiacco, 1947c: 207, f. 50 (Df; preoccupied by Lawrence, 1940).
Selenops röweri Caporiacco, 1949a: 449 (replacement name for S. montanus).
Selenops radiatus Benoit, 1968a: 133, f. 1, 18-22 (mf, S).
Selenops sumitrae Patel & Patel, 1973a: 127, f. 1a-d (Dmf) [].
Selenops cordatus Zhu, Sha & Chen, 1990: 31, f. 5-8 (Dmf) [].
Selenops cordatus Chen & Gao, 1990: 160, f. 204a-d (mf).
Selenops cordatus Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 466, f. 268B, J (mf).
Selenops radiatus Corronca, 2002: 25, f. 62-66, 88A-F (mf).
Selenops radiatus Lo Cascio & Grita, 2010: 386, f. 1a-d (f).
Selenops radiatus Crews & Harvey, 2011: 10, f. 114 (S of Selenops cordatus).
Selenops radiatus Kunt, Tezcan & Yagmur, 2011: 608, f. 2A-G (f).
Selenops radiatus Zamani & Crews, 2019: 83, f. 2a-i (mf, S of Selenops sumitrae).
Selenops radiatus El-Hennawy & Sallam, 2019: 70, f. 2-20 (mf).
Selenops radiatus Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2020r: 76, 5 f. (mf).

Audouin, V. (1826). Explication sommaire des planches d'arachnides de l'Égypte et de la Syrie. In: Savigny, M. J. C. L. de: "Description de l'Égypte, ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée franҫaise, publié par les ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand.". Histoire Naturelle 1(4): 1-339 (arachnids, pp. 99-186, pl. 1-7). [for year of publication and authorship see Sherbourn, 1897, Tollitt, 1986 and ICZN, 1987b; a second edition was publ. in 1829, with different pagination: arachnids, pp. 291-430] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Benoit, P. L. G. (1968a). Les Selenopidae africains au Nord du 17e parallèle Sud et reclassement des espèces africaines de la famille (Araneae). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 77(1-2): 113-141. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Blackwall, J. (1865b). Descriptions of recently discovered species and characters of a new genus, of Araneida from the east of Central Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (3) 16(95): 336-352. doi:10.1080/00222936508679441 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caporiacco, L. di (1941b). Arachnida (esc. Acarina). Araneae. Missione Biologica Sagan-Omo, Reale Accademia d’Italia, Roma 12(Zoologia 6): 46-175. [the page numbers given at the single species partly refer to a differently paginated reprint] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caporiacco, L. di (1947c). Arachnida Africae Orientalis, a dominibus Kittenberger, Kovács et Bornemisza lecta, in Museo Nationali Hungarico servata. Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 40: 97-257. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caporiacco, L. di (1949a). Aracnidi della colonia del Kenya raccolti da Toschi e Meneghetti negli anni 1944-1946. Commentationes Pontificia Academia Scientiarum 13: 309-492. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chen, X. E. & Gao, J. C. (1990). The Sichuan farmland spiders in China. Sichuan Science and Technology Publishing House, Chengdu, 226 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Corronca, J. A. (2002). A taxonomic revision of the afrotropical species of Selenops Latreille, 1819 (Araneae, Selenopidae). Zootaxa 107: 1-35. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.107.1.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Crews, S. C. & Harvey, M. S. (2011). The spider family Selenopidae (Arachnida, Araneae) in Australasia and the Oriental region. ZooKeys 99: 1-103. doi:10.3897/zookeys.99.723 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S., Haddad, C. R., Foord, S. H. & Lotz, L. N. (2020r). The Selenopidae of South Africa. Version 1. South African National Survey of Arachnida Photo Identification Guide, Irene, 82 pp. doi:10.5281/zenodo.7162139 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dufour, L. (1820a). Description de six arachnides nouvelles. Annales Générales des Sciences Physiques 4: 355-366. download pdf -- Show included taxa

El-Hennawy, H. K. & Sallam, G. M. E. (2019). Selenops spiders in Egypt (Araneae: Selenopidae). Serket 17(1): 68-75. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gerstaecker, A. (1873). Arachnoidea. In: Die Gliederthier-Fauna des Sansibar-Gebietes. Nach dem von Dr. O. Kersten während der v. d. Decken'schen Ost-Afrikanischen Expedition im Jahre 1862 und von C. Cooke auf der Insel Sansibar im Jahre 1864 gesammelten Material. C. F. Winter, Leipzig, pp. 461-503, pl. 18 (Araneae: pp. 473-503). doi:10.5962/bhl.title.10149 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gravely, F. H. (1931). Some Indian spiders of the families Ctenidae, Sparassidae, Selenopidae and Clubionidae. Records of the Indian Museum, Calcutta 33(3): 211-282. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kunt, K. B., Tezcan, S. & Yağmur, E. A. (2011). The first record of family Selenopidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from Turkey. Turkish Journal of Zoology 35: 607-610. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Latreille, P. A. (1819). [Articles sur les araignées]. In: Nouveau dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle, appliquée aux arts, à l'agriculture, à l'économie rurale et domestique, à la médecine, etc. Nouvelle Édition. Deterville, Paris, Tome 30-36. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.20211 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lawrence, R. F. (1940). The genus Selenops (Araneae) in South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 32: 555-608. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lessert, R. de (1936). Araignées de l'Afrique orientale portugaise, recueillies par MM. P. Lesne et B.-B. Cott. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 43: 207-306. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lo Cascio, P. & Grita, F. (2010). First record of the spider family Selenopidae in Italy (Araneae). Naturalista Siciliano (4) 34(3-4): 385-389. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Patel, B. H. & Patel, H. K. (1973a). Descriptions of some new species of spiders from India. Oriental Insects 7(1): 127-132. doi:10.1080/00305316.1973.10434209 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1876b). Catalogue of a collection of spiders made in Egypt, with descriptions of new species and characters of a new genus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 44(3): 541-630, pl. 58-60. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1876.tb02595.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1898b). Arachnida. In: Dixey, F., Burr, M. & Pickard-Cambridge, O.: On a collection of insects and arachnids made by Mr E. N. Bennett in Socotra, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 66(3): 387-391, pl. 31. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1898.tb03159.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R. I. (1900a). The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Arachnida. Taylor and Francis, London, 279 pp. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.48423 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1875a). Les Arachnides de France. Tome seconde. Contenant les familles des Urocteidae, Agelenidae, Thomisidae et Sparassidae. Roret, Paris, 360 pp., pl. 4-8. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1880a). Révision de la famille des Sparassidae (Arachnides). Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux 34(2/3/4): 223-351. [issue 3 and 4 were published in 1881, but a complete seperate extract was available in 1880, see the last page of the pdf] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1897a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome second. Roret, Paris, pp. 1-192. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf 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

Thorell, T. (1895b). Descriptive catalogue of the spiders of Burma, based upon the collection made by Eugene W. Oates and preserved in the British Museum. London, 406 pp. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.17492 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1837). Histoire naturelle des insectes. Aptères. Tome premier. Roret, Paris, 682 pp., pl. 1-15. [plates in second pdf] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.61095 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zamani, A. & Crews, S. C. (2019). The flattie spider family Selenopidae (Araneae) in the Middle East. Zoology in the Middle East 65(1): 79-87. doi:10.1080/09397140.2018.1540150 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zhu, C. D., Sha, Y. H. & Chen, X. E. (1990). Description of the genus Selenops from Sichuan Province, China (Araneae, Selenopidae). Journal of Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences 16: 30-33. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2022-10-13 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2020r n/a
2021-04-24 New taxonomic reference entry Lo Cascio & Grita, 2010 n/a
2019-12-02 New taxonomic reference entry El-Hennawy & Sallam, 2019 n/a
2019-01-09 Species distribution update Zamani & Crews, 2019 n/a (Old value)
2019-01-09 New taxonomic reference entry Zamani & Crews, 2019 n/a
2019-01-09 Species synonymy Zamani & Crews, 2019 Selenops sumitrae synonymized with Selenops radiatus