Taxon details

Loxosceles amazonica Gertsch, 1967

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-11-12
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Peru, Brazil
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Taxonomic references
Loxosceles amazonica Gertsch, 1967a: 143, pl. 4, f. 7-10, pl. 5, f. 6-7 (Dmf).
Loxosceles amazonica Lucas, Cardoso & Moraes, 1986: 130, f. 3-4 (f).
Loxosceles amazonica Duncan et al., 2010: 241, f. 3 (mf; N.B.: possibly introduced from northern Africa).
Loxosceles amazonica Fukushima, de Andrade & Bertani, 2017: 65, f. 1-35 (mf).
Loxosceles amazonica Silveira & de Souza, 2017b: 138, f. A-D (mf).

Duncan, R. P., Rynerson, M. R., Ribera, C. & Binford, G. J. (2010). Diversity of Loxosceles spiders in northwestern Africa and molecular support for cryptic species in the Loxosceles rufescens lineage. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55(1): 234-248. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.11.026 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fukushima, C. S., Andrade, R. M. G. de & Bertani, R. (2017). Two new Brazilian species of Loxosceles Heinecken & Lowe, 1832 with remarks on amazonica and rufescens groups (Araneae, Sicariidae). ZooKeys 667: 67-94. doi:10.3897/zookeys.667.11369 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gertsch, W. J. (1967a). The spider genus Loxosceles in South America (Araneae, Scytodidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 136: 117-174. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lucas, S., Cardoso, J. L. & Moraes, A. C. (1986). Loxoscelismo: Relato de um acidente humano atribuído a Loxosceles amazonica Gertsch, 1967 (Araneae, Scytodidae, Loxoscelinae). Memórias do Instituto Butantan 47/48: 127-131. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Silveira, A L. & Souza, M. N. A. de (2017b). Primeiro registro da aranha-marrom Loxosceles amazonica (Araneae, Sicariidae) no Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil. Gerais: Revista de Saúde Pública do SUS/MG 4(2, 2016): 137-140. download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Date Type Reference Detail
2022-11-12 New taxonomic reference entry Silveira & de Souza, 2017b n/a
2017-04-12 New taxonomic reference entry Fukushima, de Andrade & Bertani, 2017 n/a
2017-04-12 Species distribution update Fukushima, de Andrade & Bertani, 2017 n/a (Old value)