Taxon details

Austracantha minax (Thorell, 1859)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Australia, Tasmania
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  • Syntype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); Actinacantha maculata Karsch, 1878, (1249–50)
Taxonomic references
Gasteracantha minax Thorell, 1859: 303 (Df).
Gasteracantha flavomaculata Keyserling, 1865: 801, pl. 19, f. 8-9 (Df).
Actinacantha maculata Karsch, 1878c: 800 (D).
Isacantha minax Keyserling, 1886a: 94, pl. 7, f. 4 (Dm).
Gasteracantha minax Dahl, 1914: 251, f. 5 (f).
Gasteracantha minax Butler, 1933: 279, pl. 17, f. 9.
Gasteracantha minax Mascord, 1966: 44, f. 1-5 (mf).
Gasteracantha minax Dondale, 1966: 1174, f. 4F-I (mf).
Gasteracantha minax Hickman, 1967: 68, f. 122-123 (mf).
Gasteracantha minax Davies, 1988b: 300, f. 31 (mf).

Butler, L. S. G. (1933). The common and conspicuous spiders of Melbourne. Victoria Naturalist 49: 271-292. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dahl, F. (1914). Die Gasteracanthen des Berliner Zoologischen Museums und deren geographische Verbreitung. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 7: 235-301. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Davies, V. T. (1988b). An illustrated guide to the genera of orb-weaving spiders in Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 25: 273-332. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dondale, C. D. (1966). The spider fauna (Araneida) of deciduous orchards in the Australian Capital Territory. Australian Journal of Zoology 14(6): 1157-1192. doi:10.1071/ZO9661157 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hickman, V. V. (1967). Some common spiders of Tasmania. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 112 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Karsch, F. (1878c). Exotisch-araneologisches. Zeitschrift für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 51: 322-333, 771-826. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Keyserling, E. (1865). Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Orbitelae Latr. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 15: 799-856, pl. 18-21. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Keyserling, E. (1886a). Die Arachniden Australiens, nach der Natur beschrieben und abgebildet. Zweiter Theil [Lieferung 33-34]. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg, 87-152, pl. 7-12. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.121660 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Mascord, R. E. (1966). The mating behaviour of Gasteracantha minax Thorell, 1859 (Araneida: Argiopidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Australia, New South Wales 3: 44-47. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Thorell, T. (1859). Nya exotiska Epeirider. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 16: 299-304. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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